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National Honor Society

Texas Tech High School Raiderland Chapter of the National Honor Society

About the National Honor Society

The National Honor Society (NHS) is the nation's premier organization established to recognize outstanding high school students. More than just an honor roll, NHS recognizes those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of scholarship, service, leadership, and character. These characteristics have been associated with membership in the organization since its beginning in 1921.

Today it is estimated that more than one million students participate in NHS activities. NHS chapters are found in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, many U.S. territories, and Canada. Chapter membership not only recognizes students for their accomplishments but challenges them to develop further through active involvement in school activities and community service.

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The Selection Process

  • Eligible students are identified. Eligible students must:
    • Be members of the sophomore, junior, or senior class.
    • Have completed at least two courses at TTU K-12 and remain in full-time status.
    • Have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.7 on a 4.0 scale.
    • Maintain adequate progress to stay at, a minimum, their age-appropriate grade level.
    • Be exemplary in service, leadership, and character.
  • Eligible students are invited to fill out the candidate information packet they received in the mail and return it along with the required essay and three personal recommendations.
  • A meeting is held by the NHS faculty council and a decision is made regarding which students will be selected for membership.
Download the selection process as a PDF.


Texas Tech High School Raiderland Chapter of the National Honor Society Bylaws.

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Submit this form to request a review from our NHS Faculty Council. Submission of this form does not guarantee selection.

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