Fairview High School is welcoming a new addition to the list of extracurriculars next year: National Honor Society (NHS). NHS is a nationally recognized organization – with 182 chapters in TN – for students of academic distinction. As this semester ends, current sophomores and juniors who are taking at least one honors or AP class should look for a 3.8 or higher GPA on a weighted scale to see if they may be a candidate for being a member. Coming into the second semester, invitations will be sent out. Here, you must fill out a packet of information that the faculty council will review to make decisions on incoming members.
If selected, there will be an induction ceremony in late April or early May, followed by a meeting in May where officers will be elected. Mrs. Lowry will be the advisor for these meetings which when the club starts in the 2020-2021 school year, will be mandatory and occur once a month during focus. These meetings will be related to the required service hours and will be platform to speak about how the school’s academic environment can be improved.
Because NHS is nationally recognized, it is a door of opportunity for its members. NHS enables you to build your resume for college with more service hours, and more than that, it gives out around 2 million dollars each year in scholarships to students. It also provides a scholarship search tool and a guide on planning for college. Post-secondary education is one of the scariest steps we will take in our lives. NHS can help us prepare for this leap into our futures and, through its established network, help us get into our dream schools. Mrs. Lowry when asked about this club said, “That’s my goal: opening doors.”