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National Honor Society

The hallways of PJHS are lined with the photos of  National Honor Society Members .

Port Jervis High School, Neversink Chapter

The Port Jervis High School is home to the Neversink Chapter of the National Honor Society.  The National Honor Society (NHS) is the nation's premier organization established to recognize outstanding high school students.  Port Jervis High School has had a long standing tradition of showcasing the outstanding achievements of our students who are inducted into this prestigious national association. 

 

 

PJHS NHS at the Kucher's Kids Shoe Drive Kick-Off Event

November 2, 2016, Best Western, Hunts Landing, Westfall, PA - Members of the Port Jerivs High School National Honor Society, Neversink Chapter attended the kick-off of the Kucher's Kids Shoe Drive event, donating some shoes and announcing a very special campaign at Port Jervis Schools. 

The Port Jervis High School National Honor Society is participating in a local effort to collecte NEW shoes for the Kucher's Kids Shoe Drive.  Students and staff can donate NEW shoes at the shoe collection box in the high school.  Financial donations can also be made.  100% of your donations will go to the purchase of NEW shoes.  The shoe drive is being sponsored by the Tri-State Chamber of Commerce. 

The drive continues until December 4, 2016. 

Details can be found HERE>

Images of the Kucher's Kids Shoe Drive Kick-Off Event

   

 

National Honor Society Induction Ceremony 2016

May 4, 2016 - PJHS - Port Jervis, NY - The Port Jervis High School held the 2016 National Honor Society Induction Ceremony Wednesday, May 4th, in the auditorium.  Keynote speaker Ray Holyk challenged the inductees to hold fast to the merits of this fine assoication.  Advisor and math department chair Deb Cassara co-hosted the evening and said, "The National Honor Society inductees have demonstrated exemplary scholarship, leadership, character and service and the evening was a celebration of their outstanding accomplishments!"

2016 Induction Ceremony Photos

 

Background

The National Honor Society (NHS) is the nation's premier organization established to recognize outstanding high school students. More than just an honor roll, NHS serves to recognize those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of scholarship, leadership, service, and character. These characteristics have been associated with membership in the organization since its beginning in 1921.

Today, it is estimated that more than one million students participate in NHS activities. NHS chapters are found in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, many U.S. territories, and Canada. Chapter membership not only recognizes students for their accomplishments, but challenges them to develop further through active involvement in school activities and community service.

History

The National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) officially established NHS in 1921. Though many local and regional honor societies existed prior to 1921, no nationwide organization had been founded. Under the leadership of Dr. Edward Rynearson, principal of the Fifth Avenue High School in Pittsburgh, the organization grew from the original Alpha Chapter at the Fifth Avenue School to more than 1,000 chapters by 1930. Equipped with a constitution, an emblem and motto, and a group of dedicated principals as coordinators, the new NHS organization quickly developed into one of the country's leading educational groups.

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. These purposes also translate into the criteria used for membership selection in each local chapter.

    

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