National Honor Society

  • South St. Paul High School was issued a charter to the National Honor Society in 1970.As the name implies, it is a nation-wide organization and has membership of over 15,000 Chapters. When the National Honor Society was founded in 1921, the hope was to create an organization that would recognize and encourage academic achievement while developing other characteristics essential to citizens in a democracy. These ideals of scholarship, character, service, and leadership remain as relevant today as they were in 1921.

    Now, over 80 years later, the National Honor Society has established a reputation of excellence among administrators, faculty members, students, parents and residents of the school community. This reputation is the result of years of commitment on the part of everyone involved. Membership into the National Honor Society is both an honor and a commitment. National Honor Society was founded on the concept of the total education and development of students in secondary schools. It does not solely recognize one area of ability, instead it recognizes students who achieve and demonstrate the highest qualities in academics, leadership, and character. Being selected for membership is indeed an honor.

    In order to apply for the National Honor Society the following criteria must be met:

    1. Must be a junior or senior with a cumulative GPA of 3.000 or above
    2. Fifty hours of documented community service during the school year which does include the summer prior to the start of the school year.
    3. Approximately one page typed paper documenting prior and present leadership responsibilities.
    4. Three letters of recommendation from non-family members that attest to your character. One letter must be from a non-school employee.
    5. No chemical violations
    Information will be mailed out to academically eligible juniors and seniors in early January.

    Current members need not re-apply.

    Contact Information

    Janessa Brackett
    National Honor Society Advisor
    (651) 457-9487