As the representatives of one of the nation’s premier organizations at The Harker School, we National Honor Society members pledge to uphold the values that positively influence our community and the society at large. Through the implementation of activities promoting the pillars of character, scholarship, leadership, and service, we strive to increase the sense of integrity and morality throughout the community.
As a tangible representation of the values of the Harker Community, our organization empowers our peers with a genuine sense of respect, dedication, honesty, to the extent that an honor code is unnecessary in our society. We aim to inspire individuals to develop their full potential through the pillars of character, scholarship, leadership, and service. More than simply an honor roll, National Honor Society serves as a resource to our community by standing as an emblem of positive values to the rest of the world.
Pillars of NHS
SCHOLARSHIP: Students who have a cumulative grade point average of 3.7 meet the scholarship requirement for membership. These students are then eligible for consideration on the basis of service, leadership, and character.
LEADERSHIP: Student leaders are those who are dependable, resourceful, good problem solvers, promoters of school activities, idea-contributors, and persons who exemplify positive attitudes about life. Leadership experiences can be drawn from school or community activities while working with or for others.
SERVICE: This quality is defined through the voluntary contributions made by a student to the school or community, done without compensation and with a positive, courteous, and enthusiastic spirit.
CHARACTER: The student of good character upholds principles of morality and ethics, is cooperative, demonstrates high standards of honesty and reliability, shows courtesy, concern, and respect for others, and generally maintains a good and clean lifestyle.THE NHS CONSTITUTION