National Honor Society

National Honor Society

The National Honor Society (NHS) is the nation's premier organization established to recognize outstanding high school students. More than just an honor roll, NHS serves to honor those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of scholarship, leadership, service, and character. These characteristics have been associated with membership in the organization since its beginning in 1921.

The National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) officially established NHS in 1921. Four main purposes have guided chapters of NHS from the beginning: to create enthusiasm for scholarship; to stimulate a desire to render service; to promote leadership; and to develop character in the students of secondary schools. These purposes also translate into the criteria used for membership selection in each local chapter.

The NHS chapter at Clovis West is an active one.  Under the direction of Katy Merrill, Advisor, NHS students serve as tutors in the Clovis West Tutoring and Writing Center.  New members to NHS are solicited at the beginning of the second semester each year.  


Applications for the National Honors Society are now available in P-12.  Please stop by P-12 at lunch or after school to access the application link.  An application workshop will be held Wednesday, November 4 at 3:00.

Click here for NHS application