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National Honor Society

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Invitations will go out on Monday, September 25
Applications are due Monday, October 9 before 3:50 pm in Mr. Bowen’s room 813


National Honor Society Information

 Lynn Knight Chapter

J. L. Mann High School

160 Fairforest Way

Greenville, SC 29607


National Honor Society was established in 1929. 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." (from the NHS Constitution) These purposes also translate into the criteria used for membership selection in each local chapter.


More than just an honor roll, NHS serves to honor those students who have demonstrated excellence in the above mentioned areas. These characteristics have been associated with membership in the organization since its beginning. It is important to understand that simply having a high grade point average does not mean that you qualify as a member of NHS.


Election to membership in the National Honor Society represents the highest honor and trust that can be bestowed upon a student in the junior or senior year of high school. The National Honor Society recognizes students for outstanding SCHOLARSHIP, LEADERSHIP, SERVICE, and CHARACTER. Membership in the society is indicative that the student has attained and is demonstrating and promoting all of these qualities, and is exerting an effort to improve conditions in the school and community.


Meeting the grade point average requirement of 3.5 unweighted is not the sole criteria for acceptance into the National Honor Society. Evidence that you meet the qualifications of SCHOLARSHIP, LEADERSHIP, SERVICE, and CHARACTER as well as at least a grade point average of 3.5 is necessary to be eligible for membership.



Membership in the Lynn Knight chapter is an honor bestowed upon a student. Selection for membership is by a faculty council and is based on outstanding scholarship, character, leadership, and service. Once selected, members have the responsibility to continue to demonstrate these qualities. Members who resign or are dismissed are never again eligible for its benefits.


Selection of New Members

  1. To be eligible for membership, the student must be a member of the junior or senior class. A student must have been in attendance at the school for an equivalent of one semester. The faculty council in consultation with the principal may waive this requirement.
  2. A student must have earned an unweighted cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or above.
  3. The candidate shall then be evaluated based on outstanding character, leadership, and service. Candidates are to submit supporting information for this evaluation (this will be available when invitations are sent out).
  4. The selection of members to the chapter shall be by a majority vote of the faculty council based on the criteria detailed on the next page.
  5. The chapter advisor will review the selection results with the principal before notifying any candidates. The National Council of the National Honor Society and the NASSP shall not review the judgment of the faculty council regarding the selection of individual members to local chapters.


Invitations will go out on Monday, September 25

Applications are due Monday, October 9 before 3:50 pm in Mr. Bowen’s room 813


The student who exercises LEADERSHIP:


The student who SERVES:


The student of CHARACTER: