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Courtney Taylor
  Wendy Joiner

National Honor Society


Students in grades 10–­­12 who meet the requirements for membership outlined by Sweet Water High School's chapter are eligible to be invited for membership.

Membership is based on the four pillars of NHS:

  • Scholarship
    Students must have a cumulative GPA of 4.0.
  • Service
    This involves voluntary contributions made by a student to the school or community, done without compensation.
  • Leadership
    Student leaders are those who are resourceful, good problem solvers, and idea contributors. Leadership experiences can be drawn from school or community activities while working with or for others.
  • Character
    The student of good character is cooperative; demonstrates high standards of honesty and reliability; shows courtesy, concern, and respect for others; and generally maintains a clean disciplinary record.


Understanding the Obligations of Membership
Students who accept membership and are inducted into the chapter should be aware of the time and commitment involved with this honor. For example, there will be chapter meetings. The chapter bylaws should articulate the yearly meeting schedule and member attendance obligations. Members also must participate in chapter and individual service projects to benefit the school and community. Contact the chapter adviser to obtain a full list of the obligations of membership for the school’s chapter.

Probation and Loss of Membership

Failure to maintain the required G.P.A. for one semester results in being placed on probation. Failure to obtain the required G.P.A. for a second semester will lead to dismissal.