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NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY CAMBRIDGE HIGH SCHOOL

NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY CAMBRIDGE CHAPTER

  • Criteria for Membership
    • Honor is bestowed upon students who demonstrate outstanding traits in the areas of scholarship, service, leadership, and character.
    • Once selected, members have the responsibility to continue to demonstrate these qualities.
    • Any member failing to meet his/her obligations is subject to revocation of membership.

NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY: FUNCTION/PURPOSE

    • To create enthusiasm for scholarship
    • To stimulate a desire to render service
    • To promote worthy leadership
    • To encourage the development of character

NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY PORTFOLIO PREPARATION

ABOUT THE PORTFOLIO:

  • A panel of teachers will review your portfolio and decide on your admission into the National Honor Society.
  • The portfolio is due on Friday, March 2nd , 2018, by 4:00 p.m. to Mrs. Redman in room 2.722.*
  • You may not e-mail a copy of your portfolio or verifications of activities. It must be turned in physically.
  • YOUR PORTFOLIO MUST BE ON TIME. NO EXCEPTIONS WILL BE MADE.
  • Invitations to students selected for membership will be mailed out the end of March .
  • * If school is cancelled due to weather, portfolio is due next school day by 4pm

COMPLETING THE PORTFOLIO

  • Please complete application in black or blue ink or you may type up your portfolio, but only if you use the exact same format.
  • Please only include HIGH SCHOOL activities. We want to know your contributions since you entered high school, not before.
  • DO NOT write the same activity in different sections of the application; any activity should be entered only once.
  • DO NOT WORRY if you do not fill every blank; however, a signature is needed for each category that has activities listed.

NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY COMPLETING YOUR PORTFOLIO

  • PAGE 1 NON-PAID service to the school and/or community in the following ways:
  • Community activities should be any activities outside of school in which you participated for the betterment of your community include church groups, clubs sponsored outside the school, Boy or Girl Scouts, volunteer groups, or community projects.
  • ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR
  • Type of Activity
  • Date/
  • Grade
  • 1. Boy Scouts of America
  • Food Drive
  • Community
  • 9th
  • 12 hours
  • 2. Hands on Atlanta
  • Tutoring
  • Community
  • 10th % 11th
  • All year
  • 104 hours
  • 3. FBLA
  • Teaching senior citizens computer skills
  • School
  • 11th
  • All year
  • 26 hours
  • 4.
  • 5.
  • 6.
  • OBTAIN ONE SIGNATURE FOR EACH OF THE AREAS BELOW TO VERIFY YOUR POSITIVE CHARACTER ATTRIBUTES IN PARTICIPATING IN THAT ACTIVITY. SIGNATURES FROM PEERS AND PARENTS/GUARDIANS ARE NOT ACCEPTABLE.
  • ____________________________________________________________________________________
  • School service reference—NOT paid Print name and title
  • ___________________________________________________________________________________
  • Community service reference—NOT paid Print name and title
  • PAGE 2 Leadership potential and/or leadership qualities in the classroom/school/community
  • (Include all elected or appointed leadership positions held in school, community, or work activities. Only those positions in which your were directly responsible for directing or motivating others should be included [elected student body, class, or club officer; committee chairperson; team captain; newspaper editor; work area manager; community leader] ).
  • ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR
  • Type of Activity
  • School/
  • Community
  • Date
  • Hours of service
  • 1. FBLA
  • Treasurer
  • School
  • 2015-2017
  • 54+ hours
  • 2. ABC Swim Team
  • Manager
  • Community
  • 2016-2017
  • 60+ hours
  • 3.
  • 4.
  • 5.
  • OBTAIN ONE SIGNATURE FOR EACH OF THE AREAS BELOW TO VERIFY YOUR POSITIVE CHARACTER ATTRIBUTES IN PARTICIPATING IN THAT ACTIVITY. SIGNATURES FROM PEERS AND PARENTS/GUARDIANS ARE NOT ACCEPTABLE.
  • ____________________________________________________________________________________
  • School service reference—NOT paid Print name and title
  • ___________________________________________________________________________________
  • Community service reference—NOT paid Print name and title

PAGE 2 PARTICIPATION IN THE FOLLOWING EXTRA-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES. (INCLUDE CLUBS, TEAMS, MUSICAL GROUPS, ETC. AND MAJOR ACCOMPLISHMENTS IN EACH).

  • ORGANIZATION/ACTIVITY
  • School or Community
  • Grade or Date
  • 1. Jewelry Club
  • School
  • 9th
  • 2. Medical Society
  • School
  • 10th
  • 3.
  • 4.
  • 5.
  • 6.
  • 7.
  • OBTAIN ONE SIGNATURE FOR EACH OF THE AREAS BELOW TO VERIFY YOUR POSITIVE CHARACTER ATTRIBUTES IN PARTICIPATING IN THAT ACTIVITY. SIGNATURES FROM PEERS AND PARENTS/GUARDIANS ARE NOT ACCEPTABLE.
  • _____________________________________________________________________________________
  • Co-curricular activity Print name and title
  • _____________________________________________________________________________________
  • Co-curricular activity—community Print name and title
  • PAGE 3 Recognitions and Awards
  • Include any honors or recognitions that you have been awarded.
  • DO NOT include VIP, Honor Roll or Principal’s list.
  • AWARD
  • ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR of AWARD
  • Date
  • FBLA –National Competition
  • July 2015
  • 2. 3rd Place Music Award
  • State Music Assoc.
  • April 2016
  • 3.
  • 4.
  • OBTAIN ONE SIGNATURE FOR EACH OF THE AREAS BELOW TO VERIFY YOUR POSITIVE CHARACTER ATTRIBUTES IN PARTICIPATING IN THAT ACTIVITY. SIGNATURES FROM PEERS AND PARENTS/GUARDIANS ARE NOT ACCEPTABLE.
  • ___________________________________________________________________________________________
  • Honor or recognition reference/or attach a copy of award Print name and title
  • PAGE 3 Work experience - paid or intern Any work experience may be paid or intern (non –paid); include number of hours spent on job or intern activity.
  • JOB/ACTIVITY
  • Organization/Company
  • Date
  • Hours Spent
  • 1. Intern
  • ABC Company
  • 2015
  • Summer
  • 225 hours
  • 2. Sales clerk
  • Kohl’s
  • Fall 2015 to
  • present
  • 400 hours
  • 3.
  • 4
  • OBTAIN ONE SIGNATURE FOR EACH OF THE AREAS BELOW TO VERIFY YOUR POSITIVE CHARACTER ATTRIBUTES IN PARTICIPATING IN THAT ACTIVITY. SIGNATURES FROM PEERS AND PARENTS/GUARDIANS ARE NOT ACCEPTABLE.
  • ____________________________________________________________________________________
  • Work experience –paid or volunteer reference Print name and title

PHOTOGRAPH

  • We would prefer a photograph of you participating in some extracurricular activity; candid photos are also acceptable.
  • However, we will accept a school photo if no other photo is available.
  • PLEASE DO NOT give us photos where your face is not visible, nor of you in a group of people where the photo is so minute you are not recognizable.
  • Please email photo electronically to redman@fultonschools.org

GOOD EXAMPLES

POOR EXAMPLES

  • (School Picture)
  • (Group Photo)
  • (Can’t See Face)
  • (Not an extra-curricular activity)

GUIDELINES FOR PORTFOLIO

  • Use a folder with clasps in the middle to hold your portfolio.
  • Place an adhesive label on the front of your folder: write your legal name on it. You many add your nickname underneath it.

GUIDELINES FOR PORTFOLIO

  • Hole punch your portfolio and assemble it in this order:
    • Completed National Honor Society Selection form
    • Signature sheet (see selection form)
    • Essay- If selected as a member of National Honor Society, describe the contributions you would make to the club. Use at least two of your leadership positions and two of your service activities.
  • Portfolios will not be returned. All portfolios are shredded thirty days (30) after the induction ceremony.

GOOD LUCK.



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