National Honor Society - Hastings High School Chapter 11487
The mission of National Honor Society is to promote leadership, to develop student character, to create enthusiasm for scholarship, and to promote service and community involvement.
The National Honor Society is rooted in tradition and service to the community. Members of NHS have the privilege to help develop and implement projects that will help those in need.
Service Credit Slip (inducted in April 2012) We encourage you to type the information on to this document, print it out, get the necessary signatures, and then drop it off in the box outside of Ms. Bezotte's door in the counseling office. Remember, 12 hours are due each quarter (see the school calander for end of quarter dates). Service Credit Slip (inducted in April 2013) What counts as service? Ask yourself these questions: 1) Am I paid or compensated in any way? 2) Am I working with a population that is truly in need? 3) Is this work associated with membership in another organization? You can not get paid or compensated for volunteer work. You need to work with vulnerable populations. Helping your grandparents with their lawn is not volunteer work (it does, however, mean you are a great grandkid). Babysitting, even if it is w/o pay, does not count. If the work is in any way associated with another HHS activity, it can not be used. This includes, but is not limited to: Youth First Planning Council, Youth First, language honor societies, YIG, etc. When in doubt, send Ms. Marietta an email and she can tell you if the service "counts" for the NHS hour requirement. You can not count more than 10 hours per organization. You can accumulate 30 hours over the summer. Service hour slips are available on the NHS website (http://hs.hastings.k12.mn.us/NHS.html). Be detailed in your description of service and include contact information. We do random calls throughout the semester to verify the hours are in accordance with NHS standards.
I've come to believe that each of us has a personal calling that's as unique as a fingerprint - and that the best way to succeed is to discover what you love and then find a way to offer it to others in the form of service, working hard, and also allowing the energy of the universe to lead you.