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Benefits of Membership and Affiliation with NHS and NJHS

Benefits to the School

  • School affiliation with NHS and NJHS associates the school with the nation's premiere and most recognized Honor Societies.
  • Affiliation connects the school to a proud tradition and strong national reputation: NHS since 1921, and NJHS since 1929.
  • Affiliation allows the school to bestow honor and recognition to outstanding students on a national level through the local chapter inductions and activities.
  • Affiliation provides the school with a means to promote scholarship, leadership, service, and character (and citizenship for NJHS) within the school and the community.
  • The LEAD Conferences enhance local leadership training opportunities and allow students to meet and share ideas and experiences with other outstanding students.
  • A national voice speaking out on issues related to student activities, advising, and education.
  • The support and resources that come through being programs of the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP), the preeminent organization of middle level and high school leaders.
  • Affiliated schools also receive:
    • Chapter charter certificate-provided to new chapters; replacements available for existing chapters through the national Sales office
    • National Handbook-provided to new chapters; available to others through the Sales office
    • Yearly certificate of affiliation
    • Discounted registration fees for all programs and conferences
    • Discounts on student leadership resources as well as member only insignia merchandise available in The NHS & NJHS Store.

Benefits to the Student

  • Membership in a nationally recognized Honor Society
  • Local recognition for outstanding achievements in scholarship, leadership, service, and character (and citizenship for NJHS)
  • Chapter activities that provide students the opportunity to cultivate those ideals within themselves, their schools, and their communities.
  • The LEAD Conferences enhance local leadership training opportunities and allow students to meet and share ideas and experiences with other outstanding students.
  • National scholarship programs that recognize students for their leadership and scholarship achievements. The NHS National Scholarship program, in particular, has recognized outstanding chapter members since 1946.
  • A wide variety of insignia merchandise available in The NHS & NJHS Store.

Benefits to the Chapter Adviser

  • NHS and NJHS provide valuable information, resources, and networking opportunities to assist chapter advisers in effectively promoting the ideals of scholarship, leadership, service, and character (and citizenship for NJHS), including:
    • The award-winning Leadership for Student Activities magazine—published September through May—provides you and your students with practical service project ideas, training strategies, and leadership lessons
    • An annual publication that offers insight and discussion into a student activities topic (recent examples include Meetings That Matter, Revised and The Induction Ceremony Guide).
    • The latest news and information on issues relevant to advisers delivered in the Honor Society News E-Newsletter (sign up on the homepage of www.nhs.us).
    • Member pricing on a variety of student materials, adviser apparel, and insignia merchandise as well as member discounts on student leadership resources available in The NHS &NJHS Store.
    • Access to a national staff available to respond to inquiries and questions, and to offer guidance and support on issues related to selection and recognition-including a toll-free number (800-253-7746) and e-mail (nhs@nhs.us and njhs@njhs.us).
  • The LEAD Conferences enhance local leadership training opportunities and allow students to meet and share ideas and experiences with other outstanding students.
  • A national voice representing you on numerous committees and coalitions, and speaking out on issues related to student activities, advising, and education.
  • NHS and NJHS also recognize the contributions you make to promoting the ideals of NHS and NJHS through:
    • A national adviser of the year award program, the Rynearson Award
    • An NHS or NJHS identification/membership card.

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