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2017-2018 Officers:

President: Caitlyn Harrison
Vice-President: Megan Helmberger
Secretary: Jordyn Dvorak
Treasurer: Tyler Koory

Dues are $20 annually and are due by ___Sept. 29th____________

All summer hours are due by Friday, September 29th!

Meeting Dates for the 2017-2018 School year:

August 31
September 21
October 19
November 16
January 18
February 15
March 22
April 19
May 17

FALL INDUCTION OF NEW MEMBERS:

National Honor Society Fall Induction of new members: Monday, November 20th—7:00 PM in the auditorium. Short reception to follow in the cafeteria

Application Process:
Juniors and Seniors who are eligible for application into National Honor Society need to attend one of these informational meetings: Friday, September 1 @ 7:30AM or @3:20PM. Both meetings will be held in the Auditorium. Students will receive an application at this time. Applications are due Tuesday, October 3rd by 3:30PM to Mrs. Boudreau (Room 119) or Mrs. Palomaki (Room 216).

Requirements for Members:
* Maintain weighted GPA of 3.5 or higher
* Complete 25 hour of service per semester (Seniors in the Spring semester need to complete 15 hours)
* Service needs to toward 3 different causes.
* Students need to complete 1 Board Project (opportunities posted on NHS board) each semester.

Requirements for Application:
Student must be a Junior or Senior.
Student must have a cumulative, weighted GPA of 3.5 or higher. Student must fully complete the National Honor Society application by the required due date. Students will have a month to complete. Application consists of student providing verification of all community service and extra-curricular activities participated in since the ninth grade year. Signatures of coaches, sponsors, and supervisors are required.

Student must complete at least fifteen hours of community service toward one organization or cause (completed at least six months prior to the fall of that school year). Signature and written evaluation from supervisor of service will be required at the time application is turned in for review.

Seven evaluation forms need to given to teachers, coaches, sponsors, etc. who can evaluate the student on character and leadership. Five of these seven need to be classroom teachers. The two other forms can be coaches, club sponsors, or community service supervisors. Students should only go back one year from their current grade level for these evaluations.

Two essays will be required of each student. Essays cover the topics of how the student exemplifies the qualities of character and leadership.

Completing the application does not guarantee acceptance into the National Honor Society here at PLHS. All applications are reviewed by faculty council.

WHAT SHOULD 9TH AND 10TH GRADERS BE DOING NOW?

· GET INVOLVED IN SCHOOL AND COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES
· BEGIN OR CONTINUE COMPLETING COMMUNITY SERVICE
· MAINTAIN A CUMULATIVE GPA OF 3.5 OR HIGHER
· DEMONSTRATE SOLID LEADERSHIP AND CHARACTER AT ALL TIMES

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Sponsors:

Lori Boudreau
Jennifer Palomaki