The Southington Chapter of the National Honor Society (NHS) recognizes outstanding high school students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of Scholarship, Leadership, Service, and Character. Our chapter is governed under the National Constitution with variations as established by our local bylaws.
Scholarship: Students who have a cumulative grade point average of 98.0 meet the scholarship requirement for membership. These students are eligible to apply for membership into NHS. A faculty advisory council determines final eligibility based upon service, leadership, and character.
Service: This quality is defined through the voluntary contributions made by a student to the school or community, done without compensation and with a positive, courteous, and enthusiastic spirit.
Leadership: Student leaders are those who are resourceful, good problem solvers, promoters of school activities, idea-contributors, dependable, and persons who exemplify positive attitudes about life. Leadership experiences can be drawn from school or community activities while working with or for others.
Character: The student of good character upholds principles of morality and ethics, is cooperative, demonstrates high standards of honesty and reliability, shows courtesy, concern, and respect for others, and generally maintains a good and clean lifestyle.