Five Highlights from Trailblazing Leadership Week

A week of leadership, learning, and recognition for dedicated school and student leaders ends today. Here we share some of the experiences that made them feel seen and heard as they were honored for blazing trails in education.

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NHS Gala Celebrates Outstanding Student Leaders

For a select group of young people, it was a night to remember in Washington, DC. Inside a hotel ballroom Monday evening, with proud advisers, parents, and principals in attendance, NASSP honored the 25 winners of the 2022 National Honor Society (NHS) scholarships. The event kicked off this year’s National Student Leadership Week, whose theme […]

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NHS Alumni Create Free Resource to Help Students Navigate College Admissions

After they graduate from high school, many National Honor Society (NHS) students continue to find incredible ways to serve their communities. One such student is Robert Wachen. In this blogpost, the NHS alum from Winston Churchill High School in Potomac, MD, and a sophomore at Harvard University, shares his experience developing a website to support […]

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Seven Ideas for Celebrating Student Leaders

If you’re seeking creative ways to recognize student leaders at your school, “Celebrating Student Leaders,” a recent NatStuCo webinar, is for you. Held on March 15, panelists offered seven tips for establishing a culture where students are consistently celebrated for leadership. “We want it to become almost organic in a school, so that celebration occurs […]

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Tutus for Tuesday: Raising Money and Spirits

National Honor Society (NHS) chapters consistently find creative ways to serve their schools and communities. In this post, we hear from Elisa Grossman, NHS adviser at Fort Myers High School in Fort Myers, FL, and Khadiza Alam, NHS president. To celebrate February 22, 2022 (Twosday), this chapter made and sold tutus to raise money for […]

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AnnMarie Wolfley

An Outstanding Award for an Outstanding Student

Each year, National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) awards Outstanding Achievement Awards to 500 outstanding middle level students. This prestigious award comes with $500 to be placed in a college savings account. Below, we hear from AnnMarie Wolfley, a freshman at Snake River High School in Blackfoot, ID, about her experience winning the award.

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Sheyla Street

How National Honor Society Prepared Me for West Point

Just two weeks after I graduated from Central High School in Philadelphia, PA, I began basic training at West Point. After six weeks of push-ups, pull-ups, battle drills, and walking uphill with weights for what seemed like hundreds of miles, I successfully completed cadet training known as “BEAST.” I returned from the woods and immediately […]

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NJHS and NHS Chapters Give Back

This holiday season, students from across the country are coming together to spread festive cheer through service! Get inspired by:

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Jennifer Kelly and Lauren Merkel

American Heart Challenge Provides Accessible Service Opportunities to NHS Students

Since the beginning of the pandemic, National Honor Society (NHS) advisers have faced the challenge of finding service activities that don’t involve big crowds (like charity walks) or extended close contact (like in-person tutoring). When they heard about a volunteer opportunity that students could do through social media and a smart phone app, sponsored by […]

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