National Honor Society

LHS sealNHS seal  The National Honor Society is a prestigious organization founded in 1921 to recognize and encourage academic achievement in high school students. National Honor Society also recognizes the ideals of leadership, character and service. Juniors and Seniors are determined to be eligible for membership in the Leicester High School chapter by achieving a grade point average of 90 or above. These students are invited to submit a student information sheet highlighting their co-curricular activities, leadership skills and service to school and community. A five member Faculty Council, appointed by the principal, will review each candidate's information sheet and determine membership by a majority vote. A formal induction ceremony is held in the fall of each school year. Once inducted, each student must maintain the same high standards by which they were selected. In addition, each member must perform an individual service project, requiring at least 10 hours of time outside of school. 

UPCOMING MEETINGS:

NHS Officers 2015 -2016

President - Shane Bowes
Vice President - Reece McLeod
Recording Secretary - Alysse Carpenter
Corresponding Secretary - Sarah Moore
Treasurer - Abby Shaw
Historian - Isabelle Notaro
Parliamentarian - Tyler Jefferson

Advisors - Mrs. Carrie Grimshaw grimshawc@lpsma.net
Mr. Joseph Lennerton lennertonj@lpsma.net

To learn about the Selection Process at Leicester High School, please CLICK HERE.

An induction ceremony will be held on Thursday, October 6th at 6:30 pm in the LHS Fine Arts Center. The induction process involves an introduction about the National Honor Society by the President of the school's chapter and the other officers, a guest speaker, a candle-lighting ceremony in which every inductee lights a candle and recites the National Honor Society pledge. Afterwards, refreshments are served in the cafeteria, provided by the Leicester Mothers' Club.

From that point on, students must maintain the high standards of the society in order to continue participation for the rest of their high school career. This shall be monitored by the National Honor Society advisor at the school and the school's principal. If for any reason, the criteria for selection is not maintained, the student will

  1. be given an oral warning,
  2. be given a written warning,
  3. be placed on probation,
  4. be dismissed. If dismissal occurs, there is no reinstatement.
The requirements for National Honor Society Membership are:
  1. Scholarship- A student must have a 90 or above weighted average in order to be inducted.
  2. Character- Students must follow the rules of the school and community. There will be a subjective evaluation of each students' behavior.
  3. Service- A student must do volunteer work or have done volunteer work in the past. Members of the National Honor Society perform volunteer work throughout the course of the year, i.e- Parents' Night monitors and ushers, annual blood drive, aid to needy families especially children, and the annual Easter baskets for Sherri's house
  4. Leadership- Each member must lead by example as well as have involvement in various groups, clubs, etc.
National Honor Society-Sole Hope Charity

What is Sole Hope?

Sole Hope is an organization created to provide aid for the people of Uganda. Shoes are given to the children in Uganda to prevent diseases that come from an unsafe environment. Sole Hope also provides income to those who put the shoes together in Uganda. Finally, Sole Hope contributes to the education of children and their caretakers.

What are Jiggers?

Jiggers are parasitic insects that are found throughout the dirt floors of schools and homes in Uganda. They burrow into the surface of skin that has been exposed to the flea and lay eggs and egg sacks.

These wounds are painful, and cause difficulties for victims in daily activities such as walking, playing, and attending school.The infection can lead to severe inflammation, ulceration and fibrosis. While jiggers in small numbers are not deadly, the secondary infections caused by jiggers can be fatal.

There is also a social stigma and shame associated with the victims of jiggers which causes them to hide the problem which makes it worse.

Link to the sole hope website: http://www.solehope.org/

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3-3UlkCGExw

WARNING: This video has some mildly graphic images

How are we helping?

The School is having a Jean Drive from now until February24th.
Then NHS will have a special charity event meeting at the end of February where students will cut the shoe templates from jeans to be sent to Uganda.
Here is our flyer!

NHS Blood Drive - March 3-3-17
Chapter Service Projects
If you run a business or a work for a foundation and you're always looking for people to help out with a project, please keep the Leicester National Honor Society in mind! Email the Advisor(s), Mrs. Carrie Grimshaw (grimshawc@lpsma.net) or Mr. Joseph Lennerton (lennertonj@lpsma.net) or call us at (508) 892-7030. Thank you!

Individual Service Projects(ISP's) -Here are just a few from 2015-2016!
Walk Against Cervical Cancer at LHS
Presentation of Mass State Police Student Trooper Program
Horizons for Homeless Children Drive
Volunteered at Boston Marathon
Letters of Veterans
Book Drive for Leicester Library
Assistant Coach for Leicester Basketball
Library volunteers for Middle School
Primary School Summer Reading Program Volunteers
Leicester Food Pantry Help
Clothing Drive for Planet Aid
Second Chance Animal Shelter Drive
Cards for Hospitalized Kids
Special Olympics Planning

FORMS AND DOCUMENTS:
Constitutionof the Leicester High School Horace Mann Chapter of the National Honor Society
Click for just the 
Membership Handbook

Student Activity Information Sheet (SAIS) for Eligible Candidates

Individual Service Project (ISP) Proposal Form (1of 3)
ISP Official Record Form (2 of 3)
ISP Log (hours) (3 of 3)
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