Centennial High School

National Honor Society

About Us

A brief introduction to the National Honor Society




The National Honor Society was established in 1921 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.


The National Honor Society Constitution


Being a member of the National Honor Society is one of the highest honors a high school student can receive. Centennial High School's chapter strives to recognize the outstanding accomplishments of students who have demonstrated scholarship, service, leadership, and character inside and outside of school. Grade point average is not the only determining factor for admission into the National Honor Society. A commitment to service is required to ensure that Centennial's chapter activitely assists the community. The Society is based on four key pillars:

Scholarship


Students who have a cumulative GPA of 3.4 (weighted) on a 5.0 scale meet the scholarship requirement for Centennial's chapter. "These students are then eligible for consideration on the basis of service, leadership, and character.

Service


This quality is defined through the voluntary contributions made by a student to the school or outside community, done without compensation and with a positive, courteous, and enthusiastic spirit.

Leadership


Student leaders are those who are resourceful, good problem solvers, promoters of school activities, idea-contributors, dependable, and persons who exemplify positive attitudes about life.

Character


The student of good character upholds principles of morality and ethics, is cooperative, demonstrates high standards of honesty and reliability, shows courtesy, concern, and respect for others, and generally maintains a good and clean lifestyle.


Service

Giving Back to the Community




Service, one of the National Honor Society's four pillars, is essential for forming bonds within the school and community. Second year members are expected to complete a minimum of eight service projects each academic school year, while newly inaugurated first year members must participate in at least six. Students have organized and carried out various events, including the 5k Run for Coffee, the Celebration of the Arts Gala, and Toys for Tots charity drives. Current Centennial National Honor Society members should login to the Volunteer page using the link below.



Members

Meet the Students Behind this Organization




The National Honor Society is currently composed of numerous Centennial Students. We look forward to welcoming new members this fall. If you would like to contact the Centennial National Honor Society, please reach out to one of board members, who are listed below. Additionally, all current members of the National Honor Society are listed by graduation year.


Position Name Class Year Email Address
Advisor Danielle Holzman Staff danielle_holzman@hcpss.org
Advisor David Riddler Staff david_riddler@hcpss.org
President Liza Raney 2019 liza.raney42@gmail.com
Vice President Emily Dahlgren 2019 emily.dahlgren00@gmail.com
Secretary Areebah Shah 2019 areebahshah1@gmail.com
Historian Jennifer Solan 2019 jensolan2000@gmail.com
Parliamentarian Vivek Laljani 2019 vrlaljani@gmail.com
Webmaster Ana Cehan 2019 anacehan335@gmail.com
Member at Large Aneisa Babkir 2019 aneisababkir@yahoo.com
Member at Large Ben Landrum 2019 8enlandrum@gmail.com

  • Addalia, Emily
  • Adewole, Olumoroti
  • Agnew, Chris
  • Babkir, Aneisa*
  • Baldy, Annabel
  • Barnes, Annie
  • Bhasin, Armaan
  • Bieberich, Christopher
  • Carton, Jordan
  • Cehan, Ana*
  • Chary, Rishi
  • Chen, Christopher
  • Crispell, Phillip
  • Dahlgren, Emily*
  • Fang, Amber
  • Frommer, Carolyn
  • Harris, Rachel
  • Ji, Andrew
  • Klomparens, Emily
  • Ko, Eric
  • Laljani, Vivek*
  • Landrum, Ben*
  • Lee, Stacy
  • Lim, Sera
  • Luo, Thomas
  • Maclellan, Margaret
  • Maeda, Reina
  • Na, Eric
  • Oaksmith, Kaitlyn
  • Pearson, Savannah
  • Pistner , Kate
  • Raney, Elizabeth*
  • Sabnis, Simone
  • Shah, Areebah*
  • Shimeall, Caroline
  • Solan, Jennifer*
  • Stavlas, Christina
  • Vicari, Anne
  • Xu, Ashley
  • Yerramareddy, Pranavi
  • Zeng, Ruoheng

Apply

Join Centennial's National Honor Society




Becoming a part of Centennial High School's NHS involves Scholarship, Service, Leadership, and Character. If you are eligible, you will receive a personal invitation to come to an informational meeting afterschool. Eligibilty entails that you have at least a weighted 3.40 cumulative GPA by the end of your sophomore year or junior year. After finishing the application process, you must be selected by our faculty council. NHS is only for upperclassmen. Applications for the 2017-18 school year are now available, click the link below to access the Microsoft Word document.





*If you are having trouble with the application, please clear your browser's file and photo cache before redownloading the application file.

F.A.Q.

Have a question? Maybe it's answered here...



How do I apply for board?

First fill out the board application found in the minutes section of the website.

How do I apply to be in the Worldfest Fashion Show?

You can find the link to the form at the bottom of the WorldFest website.

Why was I not accepted?

You did not meet at least one of the criterion in: service, leadership, character, or GPA, or you did not correctly complete your application.

How do I appeal the decision?

Please talk to Ms. Duran if you wish to begin the appeals process.

If there are co-sponsors for a club or activity?

You can put down either sponsor or both

Do I have to type the entire application?

Yes, the application will not be reviewed unless it is typed.

If I can’t find the telephone number of a sponsor, can he or she directly handwrite it?

If the sponsor is affiliated with Centennial High School, you can provide the school phone number. If the sponsor is not affiliated with Centennial High School, he or she can handwrite his or her phone number on the application.

I can’t physically reach my sponsor! What do I do?

You can attach (to the application) a printed email message from your sponsor that verifies your participation; however, whether or not an email is sufficient is at the discretion of the Faculty Advisor (i.e. you must speak to the Faculty Advisor beforehand).

Minutes

Please check back later for the NHS bylaws and Worldfest information.





Check back later in the year for the PowerPoints from our chapter meetings.


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