Anoka High School National Honor Society (NHS)

  • Advisor                                           

    Aubri Renfrew

    Description of Activity

    Where to locate adviser:  9th Grade Science Office (SC 172A)

    Meeting times and places:  First Wednesday of every month, in the auditorium from 7:20 to 7:30 a.m.

    Length and timing of season:  September through June

    Cost (if any):  None

    Equipment required:  None

    Description: One of the highest honors that a student can receive is membership in the National Honor Society.
    Members are selected by a faculty committee based on scholarship (3.8 minimum cumulative g.p.a.), service, character and leadership.  Students who meet the scholarship requirement, after trimester one of sophomore or junior year, are requested to submit an application for membership describing their activities. Students will be notified via their student email account regarding eligibility and membership status. Please check your email frequently.
    NHS is a service organization as well as an honorary club.  After selection, members must complete 8 hours of volunteer service work per trimester (minimum three affiliated with NHS, remainder open to other groups), plus participate in society sponsored activities.
    Traditionally members would be required to complete 24 total hours of service in a school year, with 6 of those directly affiliated to NHS functions. This year the amount is 12 total hours and attendance to three NHS meetings (one per trimester). Members also earn .5 hours for each meeting attended.
    2023-24 Important Dates
    Eligible Students Notified via email: 
    New Applicant Meeting (Optional): 1/30/2024 at 7:10 in the Auditorium
    Last day to submit application materials: 2/7/2024
    Notification of Membership Status:
    Induction Ceremony: 2/26/2024
    Requirements for membership and continued involvement are: active community involvement, positive character, service, leadership, and scholarship, as set forth by the national organization.

    Induction ceremonies are held each spring for the elected members of the sophomore and junior class. This organization has provided scholarships and promoted student leadership in various school and community service organizations. The faculty committee will consider any violations of the Minnesota State High School League and incidents of cheating as part of the selection process, as well as other character issues noted in the school or district record.