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National Honor Society

Matteos Ferrahian Chapter


Selection Procedure Description




The National Honor Society chapter of Ferrahian High School is a duly chartered and affiliated chapter of this prestigious national organization. Membership is open to those students who meet the required standards in four areas of evaluation: scholarship, service, leadership, and character. Students are selected for membership by majority vote of a five-member principal-appointed faculty council, which bestows this honor upon qualified students on behalf of the faculty of our school each October.


Students in grades 10, 11 and 12 are eligible for membership. For the scholarship criterion, a student must have a cumulative GPA of 3.95 or better on a 4.0 scale.  Each fall those students who meet this criterion are invited to complete a Candidate Information Form that provides the faculty council with information regarding the candidate’s leadership and service (a minimum of 30 service hours are needed for eligibility.)

To evaluate a candidate’s character, the faculty council uses two forms of input. First, school disciplinary records are reviewed. Second, members of the faculty are solicited for input regarding their professional reflections on a candidate’s character.  All Candidate Information Forms are carefully reviewed by the faculty council to determine membership. A majority vote of the council is necessary for selection.


Following notification, a formal induction ceremony is held at the school to recognize all newly selected members. Once inducted, new members are required to maintain the same level of performance (or better) in all four criteria that led to their selection.


The Matteos Ferrahian Chapter of NHS will hold a yearly induction ceremony.




National Honor Society

 Matteos Ferrahian Chapter


Member Obligations




Membership in the National Honor Society (NHS) is one of the highest honors that can be awarded to a high school student. Our chapter strives to give practical meaning to the Society’s standards of scholarship, service, leadership, and character. These four ideals are considered as the basis for selection and membership.

Membership, however, is more than an honor. It is an ongoing responsibility and an obligation to continue to demonstrate those outstanding qualities that result in a student’s selection.


Once a member, students are required to:


  •  Maintain a 3.95 GPA each semester
  •  Maintain good character.
  •  Attend chapter meetings (there will be 4 per year)
  •  Take part in chapter service projects. Members will be required to fulfill 4 school service hours and 12 community service hours each year.


Failure to adhere to these requirements will lead to dismissal.