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.
NHS POSITIONS 2019-2020
Camila and Martina
“LEER Y CRECER” STUDENT PROJECT DIRECTORS
Angela and Xinsu
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. The mission is to support recreational reading and libraries in public and rural schools in our area. Recently, NHS did a workshop with some elementary teachers in our local community to help create activities to make reading more fun for students. NHS also helped laminate books for local schools to add to their growing libraries. a.
In recent years, each NHS student would create and develop their own community service groups with their peers. With help from each student in Middle and High School, our NHS students were able to spread our service spirit around the bay. They helped with recycling, spreading education, and even animal rescue. This year, all of the NHS is taking on a project as a group to help our community. Currently, the NHS is in the planning process of building a park for one of the local areas.