News Accounts Tell the Stories Behind NASSP Survey Findings

In August, NASSP released results from the NASSP Survey of America’s School Leaders and High School Students. Designed by school leaders and students, this nationally representative survey explores their opinions on the challenges of leading and learning at school as well as their thoughts on mental health, school safety, and how to better meet the […]

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Esha Singhai

Celebrating International Youth Day

In honor of International Youth Day, we’re re-upping this post by NHS alum, Esha Singhai. This school year, Esha begins her first year at the University of Maryand. Her words reflect how student leaders continually make a difference in their communities and in the world at large.

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Emily Whitehead

Embracing the Values of NHS by Sharing My Story

When I was five years old, I was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). It is the most common type of childhood cancer and curable in 90% of children with standard treatments; however, that was not the case for me. My childhood was halted by my diagnosis and transformed into a whirlwind of appointments, blood […]

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Why Juneteenth Deserves a More Prominent Place in History Classrooms

On June 17, 2021, Juneteenth became a federal holiday—the first new federal holiday since Martin Luther King Jr. Day was adopted in 1983. As we mark the second year of the Juneteenth holiday (short for June 19th), the history behind the day still isn’t widely known. Juneteenth commemorates the day when federal troops arrived in […]

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Evans and Eason

A Community Pushes for School Upgrades, Together

Paul Robeson High School for Human Services is a small school in West Philadelphia that, like many others in cities across the country, is housed in a building with inadequate air conditioning that makes it almost impossible to teach and learn because of excess heat in the warmer months. By next school year, however, Robeson […]

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Norah Laughter

Celebrating Pride Month Starts with Student Voice

During one school’s election for student body president this year, a candidate was openly gay. He was preparing to give a speech over the intercom during homeroom period. A few minutes before he presented, the school’s principal briefly met with him to discuss the contents of his speech.

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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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