Jeff Sherrill

Seven Tips for Posters That Pop!

Did you know that the average person will spend eight seconds or less looking at a poster? What’s the difference between a hallway poster that students walk by and one that grabs their attention for all of those eight seconds or longer? Here are seven tips for student leaders to keep in mind for their […]

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Chrissy Marsh

Where to Begin? What New Advisers of Honor Societies Should Know

Welcome to your new advising role! When I first started as an adviser, I was handed a box from my predecessor containing chapter bylaws, some plastic containers, and folders. I had no idea where to start or what to do. So, I printed out and read the handbooks for both National Honor Society (NHS) and […]

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Changing Advisers Without Skipping a Beat

Note: This post first appeared May 20, 2022 on the Adviser Online Community blog. Each year we say goodbye to amazing Honor Society and NatStuCo advisers who are handing over the reins to their chapters and councils at the close of school. A little bit of planning for those departures will go a long way […]

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Managing Effective Meetings

Note: This post first appeared October 25, 2019 on the Adviser Online Community blog. For advisers, time is a valuable resource, so it is essential that your group meetings are conducted efficiently and effectively. When you and your students begin the new school year, you assess how your meetings are conducted and see if you’re […]

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Sommer Benninghoven

NJHS Chapter in Egypt Shows Universal Appeal of Community Service

As the co-adviser of a National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) chapter at the American International School in Egypt, I’m constantly amazed at the students I work with. They come from all over the world, but the majority are Egyptian or Egyptians with dual nationalities. I work with a fantastic co-adviser, Nina Picard.

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Carolyn Friend Headshot

Taking Pride in a “Pass the Pillow” Drive

I’m the proud adviser of the National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) chapter at Tipton Middle School (TMS) in Tipton, IN. In January, my students held a pillow drive for a nearby senior assisted living home, Miller’s Merry Manor. We dubbed it the “Pass the Pillow” drive, and it was a success! The drive showed students […]

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Virginia Splichal and Emma Berg

Breathing New Life into One School’s NHS Chapter

2021 marked the centennial of National Honor Society (NHS), a program of the National Association of Secondary School Principals. Since its founding in 1921, NHS has recognized and encouraged exceptional student leaders. One such chapter, established a few years after NHS was born, is now gaining new life. Sterling High School (SHS) in the rural […]

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Melissa Arroyo and Joseph Kaelin

Virtual LEAD Conference Engages Student Leaders and Advisers

Despite the challenges of putting together an engaging virtual conference for more than 2,400 student leaders and advisers, the LEAD Fall Conference earlier this month was a big success, with positive reviews from student and adult attendees alike.

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Kendra De La Garza and Armando Delgado

NHS Chapter in Edinburg, Texas, Receives Top Honor

Earlier this month, the Edinburg (TX) High School chapter of the National Honor Society (NHS) received one of the 2021 Governor’s Volunteer Awards: the Service-Learning Champion Award.

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Students Come Together to Help Those in Need

As a growing number of natural disasters have affected people across the country and around the world, students and educators have stepped up their efforts to help those in need. One recent example is Bolton High School in Alexandria, Louisiana, where students have raised money and collected supplies for people still suffering from the damage […]

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