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National Honor Society
National Honor Society: Mr. Truong Dinh
BHS National Honor Society Selection Procedures:
1. Candidacy for the BHS National Honor Society (NHS) is open to only juniors and seniors who have attended BHS for a minimum of one semester. Selection is a privilege, not a right. Students do not "apply" for a membership. Instead, they are invited to submit information in support of their candidacy to be reviewed by a five member Faculty Council, representing the Faculty of BHS.
2. At the end of the second term of the Junior year and at the end of terms one and two of Senior year, students who have met the cumulative GPA requirement of 6.500 (on a scale of 8.000) are invited to submit further information regarding their credentials for SCHOLARSHIP, LEADERSHIP, SERVICE, and CHARACTER. This additional student information assists the Faculty Council to ascertain the degree to which a student candidate meets the overall selection criteria. The packets must be completed, signed by both student and parent, and returned to the advisors by the specified deadline. Note that late or incomplete forms are taken as negative indicators and will have an impact on selection.
3. Additional input collected from such sources as school records for academics, attendance, guidance, conduct, and administrative or professional teacher records may also be considered. In particular, a list of all scholastically eligible students is sent to members of the faculty and staff who are invited to either to recommend or to not recommend the student based upon their knowledge of the student, as well as to elaborate on the strengths and weaknesses of any active student candidates in the areas of SCHOLARSHIP, LEADERSHIP, SERVICE, and CHARACTER. If a faculty or staff member does not recommend a student, an explanation must be included. A single instance of non-recommendation will not necessarily eliminate the applicant.
4. Upon reviewing each active candidate's credentials, activity information, faculty evaluation, and other factors, the Faculty Council will give individual consideration to and conduct a review of every student in making a final decision.
5. All active candidates will be informed of the decision of the Faculty Council. If not selected, the candidate will be contacted personally by the advisor and will have the opportunity to review the decision. If selected, the candidate is notified in writing.
6. Students and parents wishing to appeal the outcome of the selection process should first meet with the advisor. Should the student and/or parents still not be satisfied, the next level of discussion should take place with the Headmaster.
Parents of the inductees will be invited to a special induction ceremony held each year in April. NHS Members annually engage in fund-raising activities and community service projects. These funds are used to help support the annual activities such as the teacher appreciation day, adopt-a-family, holiday baskets, the annual induction ceremony and to fund the NHS scholarship.