The East Hall National Honor Society was established in 1990. Four main purposes have guided chapters of NHS from the beginning: "To create enthusiasm for scholarship, to stimulate a desire to render service, to promote leadership, and to develop character in the students of secondary schools." (from the NHS Constitution) These purposes also translate into the criteria used for membership selection in each local chapter.
Membership in the National Honor Society is one of the highest honors that can be awarded to a high school student. The NHS has worked to bring the accomplishments of outstanding students to the attention of parents, teachers, peers, and the community. Chapters in more than 22,000 high schools across the nation strive to give practical meaning to the society’s goals of scholarship, service, leadership, and character.
To be considered as a candidate in the selection process for membership, candidates must:
1. Be a member of the sophomore, junior, or senior class
2. Have a 3.8 cumulative average on the weighted scale
3. Take at least three advanced level courses each year.
4. Candidates shall then be evaluated individually on the basis of service, leadership, and character.
The East Hall Chapter is active throughout the school. Some of our services projects in the past have included preparing meals for homebound students, prom promise, and NERDS (a multi-school rally against destructive behavior for teens). This year our service project includes fixing up the senior courtyard. The highlight of the year for NHS is attending the state convention at Jekyll Island in the spring.