The National Honor Society (NHS) is an organization that recognizes
outstanding achievements by high school students across the country. Students in the NHS are expected to
display excellence in scholarship, leadership, service and
character--characteristics that have been associated with the
organizations since their inception in the 1920s.
Each chapter of NHS is governed by the national constitution of
the organization, as well as by local bylaws of the chapter. The
national constitution was developed by the National Council, the
governing body of national NHS chapters, while routine
activities of each chapter are regulated by national office staff.
In order to be a member of the National Honor Society, students must
perform well across a variety of areas. All Niles High School NHS members must maintain a
grade point average of 3.20. They must also perform acts
of community service, demonstrate leadership ability, prove to be of
good character and understand the concept of civic involvement.