National Honor Society

The National Honor Society is an organization that recognizes academic achievement and the qualities of scholarship, character, service, and leadership in young adults. Chapters of this organization across the U.S. encourage high school students to make their schools and communities a better place.

The Chassell Schools chapter of the National Honor Society (NHS) started in the spring of 1997, with 11 students and Mrs. Markham as the adviser. In 2003, Mrs. Turpeinen took over, and has been the adviser since. 

How do you get accepted into the National Honor Society?

  1. In September and October the NHS Advisor reviews cumulative GPAs and sends letters of invitation to potential candidates. For an invitation letter, a student must have a cumulative GPA of 3.25 or higher and be in the 10th, 11th, or 12th grades.
  2. Candidates then fill out an application form, which requests information about extracurricular activities, leadership positions, community involvement, work experiences, and recognition of achievements.
  3. The NHS Advisor and Faculty Advisory Committee review applications and vote in new members using a point system to evaluate candidates

What do you do in National Honor Society?

  1. Blood Drives- NHS members help coordinate blood drives through Marquette General Hospital.
  2. Fund-raising- Students raise money for the Cystic Fibrosis Society by sponsoring a "Hat Day."

In addition, NHS members are encouraged to perform individual service projects to benefit their school and community.