National Honor Society

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.

The National Honor Society (NHS) elevates a school’s commitment to the values of scholarship, service, leadership, and character. These four pillars have been associated with membership in the organization since its inception in 1921. 

NHS will celebrate its centennial anniversary on March 1, 2021.


Join the Southfield A&T High School Chapter of the National Honor Society

NHS Community Service Requirements

10 group hours

  • Must be with 3 or more NHS members

10 individual hours

  • 5 of these must be tutoring

 10 individual tutoring hours

PDF DocumentNational Honor Society Application CLICK HERE

*Tentative Due Date: Friday, May 2