The National Honor Society is a nationwide organization that recognizes exceptional high school students. At H-B Woodlawn, the NHS is more than just a collection of students who have reached a high grade point average. Before being inducted into the Society, the students must demonstrate the values of leadership, academic integrity as well as community service (through volunteer activities such as those that HIVE organizes). Students are nominated for the NHS during their sophomore year, depending on their grade point average. After the nomination, students submit essays describing themselves and the academic characteristics they possess. Along with this essay, the students submit a letter of recommendation from a teacher. Membership in NHS requires ongoing community service, attendance at NHS meetings, and standing up for high standards of academic integrity.
Past NHS leadership activities in our community involved organizing stream clean-ups, park clean-ups, and helping with holiday gift drives or clothing drives. Aside from providing our students of high potential with an extracurricular activity in which to participate, the NHS motivates the members to continue to strive toward academic success. For more information, contact Kristen Miller at Kristen.Miller@apsva.us.
National Honor Society Spring Service Project to clean up Teddy Roosevelt Island
National Honor Society Fall Service Project to clean up at Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens