Sponsor: Carmen A. Curtis Basham, Jonathan Wells, Aaron Huang
Dear National Honor Society Candidate,
You are cordially invited to join the Rangeview Chapter of the National Honor Society. More than just an honor roll, NHS serves to honor those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of Scholarship, Leadership, Service, and Character. These characteristics have been associated with membership in the organization since its beginnings in 1921. Chapters are found in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, many U.S. territories, and Canada. Today, it is estimated that more than one million students participate in the activities of NHS. Chapter membership not only recognizes students for their previous accomplishments but also challenges them to develop further through active involvement in school functions and through community service. Benefits of membership include unique scholarship and travel opportunities; membership is also an excellent indicator of achievement on college applications and resumes. We have an active chapter here at Rangeview and have received recognition for supporting St. Jude’s Children with Cancer, Children’s Hospital, the Denver Rescue Mission.
Thank you for your interest in the Rangeview Chapter of the National Honor Society. Membership in local chapters is an honor bestowed upon a student. To be eligible to apply, a student must be a sophomore, junior, or senior; have at least a 3.500 cumulative high school GPA; and demonstrate scholarship, leadership, service, and character—as reflected on the application. Please read the following information.
A faculty committee will vote on each application to determine whether an applicant is admitted or not. The committee will consider scholarship, leadership, service, and character, including but not limited to the following areas: a variety of activities in and out of school; types of courses and diversity of courses taken, as reflected on the transcript; grades, leadership positions held; quality of the written essay; the presentation of the application; and community involvement.
You will be notified on Tuesday, November 2 of your acceptance (or rejection). The NHS Tapping Committee will congratulate new inductees throughout the day. The Induction Ceremony will take place on Monday, November 15 from 6:00-7:00 pm at Rangeview in the auditorium. Please mark your family calendar. Once a member of NHS, you will be asked to be an active member—participating in meetings and becoming involved in community service activities. Members who are not active will be dismissed from the society. If you have any questions about how best to complete the application or about NHS in general, please ask Ms. Curtis Basham, Mr. Wells, or Mr. Huang.
National Honor Society has spent the fall participating in the ST. Judes walk to raise money for St. Jude's hospital. They have also held the annual garage sale. Take a look at the pictures below from each event.