National Honor Society
The National Honor Society (NHS) was established in the United States in 1921 to recognize outstanding high school students. The American School has a very active National Honor Society program for high-achieving, motivated students in grades 10 to 12.
NHS’ main objectives are:
- to create enthusiasm for scholarship
- to stimulate a desire to render service
- to promote leadership
- to develop character in the students
Since its inception, the criteria used for membership selection has been crucial to NHS. To be eligible, a student must have a cumulative grade of 9.0 or above and already be involved in regular community service. Members are then chosen by a teacher committee. Since 2010 we have also accepted honorary members, who are students who have an outstanding record of community service.
CHAPTER OFFICE POSITIONS 2016-2017
Juan Erick Pelayo
Julia Gama and Danny Truqui
Kevin Nielsen and Alexa Mestre
FACULTY STUDENT LIAISON COORDINATOR
“LEER Y CRECER” STUDENT PROJECT DIRECTOR AND HISTORIAN
NHS AND COMMUNITY SERVICE
LEER Y CRECER
NHS students are the administrators of “Leer y Crecer,” a program that was started in 2005 with the support of the Rotary Club in Invermere, Canada and Rotary Club of the Bahia de Banderas, and whose mission is to support recreational reading and libraries in public and rural schools in our area.
INDIVIDUAL SERVICE PROJECTS
In addition to “Leer y Crecer,” NHS students lead their own community service projects. Students who are non NHS members and are interested in getting involved in community service can contact Miss Pamela Martinez who will put them in touch with our NHS Student Outreach Coordinators. During the 2015-2016 school year, we organized diverse projects such as: the Conafe Workshops, we worked with the schools Arboledas, Xochonotl, and Cuauhtemoc, and other food, clothes, and toy drives.