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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A Big Impact on a Small School: Why I Became an Adviser

The Honor Societies are the best way for a student population of any size to learn how to connect with its community. I was given the opportunity to take over the National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) chapter at my school when the previous adviser had to go on maternity leave. That was 14 years ago, […]

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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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School Safety Advocacy From a Student’s Perspective

Following the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, FL, which claimed the lives of 17 students and educators, advocates around the country organized a national movement demanding change to better protect our schools and communities from gun violence. Leading that movement are student survivors of the shooting joined by thousands of young […]

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The New Student Leadership Advisory Committee Gets to Work

Last week, the new members of NASSP’s Student Leadership Advisory Committee came to our nation’s capital for their first annual meeting and to attend the 2018 DC Leadership Experience and Development (LEAD) Conference. At the meeting and conference, the new committee learned how to be advocates for their schools, their communities, and their generation. As […]

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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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How I’m #MakingGlobalChange

Guest post by Alexis Tisby The NASSP Student Leadership Advisory Committee launched a global citizenship initiative in November 2016, and Alexis Tisby is one of the initiative’s global change ambassadors. She is from Lakewood, WA, and a senior at Harrison Preparatory School who has completed over 260 hours of volunteering and service in her community. […]

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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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