Blackstone-Millville


Regional School District

Guidelines

Blackstone-Millville Regional High School
175 Lincoln Street
Blackstone, MA 01504
Absentee : (508) 876-0114

Guidelines

The National Honor Society works very hard at maintaining an extremely active chapter and welcomes members who are ready and willing to maintain the highest standards expected of students at the Blackstone-Millville Regional High School. Your membership is important, but you are required to follow through on all aspects of NHS including leadership, service, scholarship, and character.

If you are truly interested in being a member of the National Honor Society, please read the following guidelines and consider each of them carefully before making your final decision.

Leadership - The student who exercises leadership:

  • is resourceful in proposing new solutions to problems and making suggestions
  • demonstrates initiative in promoting school activities
  • exercises influence on peers in upholding school activities
  • exemplifies positive attitudes
  • inspires positive behavior in others
  • demonstrates academic initiative
  • is a forerunner in the classroom, at work, and in school or community affairs
  • is thoroughly dependable in any responsibility accepted

Service - The student who serves:

  • participates in some outside activity for the community: food pantry (mandatory service), soup kitchen, working with senior citizens, volunteering in hospitals, etc. (service hrs. are documented)
  • participates in 18 hrs. of community service during the school year and 10 hrs. during summer vacation
  • participates in at least two group service projects throughout the year
  • volunteers dependable and well-organized assistance, is gladly available, and is willing to sacrifice to offer assistance
  • works well with others and is willing to take on difficult and inconspicuous responsibilities
  • will give up study periods during school time to tutor other students
  • attends all NHS weekly morning meetings and becomes an active participant
  • joins sub-committees and attends scheduled additional morning meetings to plan activities
  • assists visitors, teachers/administrators, and peers cheerfully and enthusiastically

Character - The student of character:

  • takes criticism willingly and accepts recommendations graciously
  • consistently exemplifies desirable qualities of behavior
  • upholds principles of morality and ethics
  • is not pressured by peers to engage in inappropriate conduct or behavior in school or out
  • demonstrates the highest standards of honesty and reliability
  • shows courtesy, concern, and respect for others
  • actively helps rid the school of bad influences or environment
  • is willing to be looked upon as a role-model for all others