National Honor Societies at ICS
National Honor Society
Reputation is what other people know about you. Honor is what you know about yourself.
--Lois McMaster Bujold
The National Honor Society at ICS is a club of 10th - 12th graders that focuses on service to the community. Members of the ICS NHS participate in individual service projects as well as at least one required community service project that we complete as a group each semester. This year, NHS volunteered at the annual Crossing Kirkland, hosted a post-Halloween Candy Drive for soldiers overseas, crafted blankets for Seattle Children’s Hospital, and made care packages for the Kirkland Police Department. ICS NHS also hosts the annual Harvest Festival, the MLK jr day homeroom, and for the first time this year, a fundraiser car wash at the end of the year. Through these projects, we hope to continue building upon NHS’ existing role to help strengthen our community and nurture our leaders.
Although this agenda may vary depending on the judgment of the executive council, our annual schedule follows a fairly similar pattern from year to year:
• November: Harvest Festival
• November to December: Winter service project(s)
• January: Martin Luther King, Jr. school-wide activity
• March: Submission of applications for prospective members
• April: applicants alerted of admission status
• May: Induction ceremony
• June: Election of new executive council
Applying to NHS
Sophomores and juniors interested in admittance to the Phoenix Chapter of the National Honor Society should begin the application process during the month of March.
Applicants must maintain the following requirements:
• Current 10th or 11th grader
• Maintain at least a 3.0 Cumulative GPA
• Have completed a minimum of 50 hours of documented community service since 9th grade
• Display evidence of leadership, integrity, and character through documented extracurricular activities, volunteer hours and work experience.
For the 2019-2020 school year, the application window is from March 6th to March 20th. Applications turned in after 2:30pm on March 20th will not be considered. Applicants will be notified of their status after spring break.
The application can be found in the office, on the NHS bulletin board, or through this link: application.
Meetings consist of experiments, dissections, films, discussions, guest speakers, and other projects. Outside of meetings, the organization conducts fundraisers and organizes occasional field trips. One of the goals of the organization is to field a team to compete in the Washington State Science Olympiad in March. Feel free to contact any member of the executive council with questions about SNHS.
- To expand the art in our community
- To take leadership through art
- To expand what we learn in school to wider perspectives
- Do art project with children at Children's Hospital
- Self-led projects every week