Global Change Through Local Action: Why I Became an Adviser

My students fell in love with serving their local community and it made them part of something much bigger. When the National Honor Society (NHS) adviser at my school retired after 15 years, she turned to me with the request that I lead her NHS students. She admitted it would take a ton of time […]

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Carrying on the Tradition: Why I Became an Adviser

I knew the importance of NHS from my days as a student, and participating as an adviser is even more rewarding. When I first came to my high school, I was asked to be a National Honor Society (NHS) adviser. I jumped at the chance, as I remembered being an NHS member myself and how […]

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In Times of Crisis: Why I Became an Adviser

No one could have foreseen our frightening circumstances, but having an NHS chapter made all the difference. I have been a National Honor Society (NHS) adviser for three years. Actually, it’s more accurate to say that I have been the sole adviser for that long—I had previously been co-advising our chapter with my wife for […]

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The Art of Giving (and Receiving): Why I Became an Adviser

Through NHS, my students learned that the more you give to the world, the more you get back. By teaching upper level students, I’m able to get to know them inside the classroom. When the chance came for me to work with them outside the classroom as a National Honor Society (NHS) adviser, it was […]

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G.R.O.W. Into Leadership

Guest post by Omékongo Dibinga “Leadership ain’t for the lame, don’t take it in vain Time to rethink your position, understand why you came.” I often recite these two lines from a poem I wrote on leadership when I speak to student leaders around the world. I share this quote to underscore two points: First, […]

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When Things Get Personal

Guest post by Crystal Newby With another college application season about to start once again, we know that one of your students’ main concerns is the admissions essay. That’s why the National Honor Society (NHS) recently launched a series of virtual college application essay writing workshops. In one such workshop, Crystal Newby, assistant director of education […]

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In Their Words: Reflections on the State Summit Experience

This academic year, students found their voice and discovered a new means of empowerment, thanks to the National Honor Society and National Junior Honor Society State Summit experience. Five locations hosted the State Summit in 2016–17: southern California, Ohio, Massachusetts, Texas, and New Mexico. This innovative leadership development experience will be coming to more locations […]

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Money Matters: 5 Tips for Tackling Scholarship Application Essays

Guest post by Andrea Elzy Andrea “Drea” Elzy recently led a National Honor Society virtual college application essay writing workshop on the topic of scholarship applications. Here, she offers valuable tips that can be shared with students. The college admission process can be a rigorous one—and requires reflection on what schools to apply to, why […]

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Reflections: Who Made You Proud Today?

Put aside the standardized test scores, budget spreadsheets, and graduation rate analysis for your school for just a moment—and join me in some time for reflection. Think about the students who made a difference in your school or community in a truly significant way. After all, these are the moments that remind us of our […]

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4 Tips to Share with Students Looking for “The Right College Fit”

Last week, the National Honor Societies hosted its third college admission planning webinar of this academic year. The webinar focused on “The ‘Right’ College Fit” and was designed to help students choose a college that’s best for them, especially when selecting among several options due to multiple acceptances. In addition to sharing the link to the […]

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