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The National Honor Society is a service organization established to recognize students who reflect high academic accomplishments and exemplary character, leadership, and service qualities.


Purpose: The National Honor Society is a service organization established to recognize students who reflect high academic accomplishments and exemplary character, leadership, and service qualities. Selection Criteria: Membership in the Cut Bank High School Chapter of the National Honor Society is an honor bestowed upon students during second semester of their sophomore, junior or senior year. Selection for membership is by Faculty Council and is based on outstanding scholarship, character, leadership, and service. Once selected, members have the responsibility to continue to demonstrate these qualities. The criteria for selection are outlined below.

1. SCHOLARSHIP: cumulative grade point average of 3.25 or higher

2. CHARACTER: a. Integrity: avoids cheating and intentional dishonesty b. Behavior: manifests truthfulness in acknowledging obedience to school regulations and to civil laws c. Cooperation: willing to assist classmates and school staff d. Ethics: maintains high personal standards of honesty and ethical behavior

3. LEADERSHIP: demonstrates initiative, positive leadership, and a wholesome influence within the class, school, community, or work environment; shows an active involvement in extra-curricular activities and leadership roles within those activities.

4. SERVICE: volunteers time for the benefit of the school and/or community.

Selection Process: During the spring of the sophomore, junior or senior year, those students meeting the scholastic requirements and having been in attendance at CBHS at least one semester receive a letter inviting them to express an interest in being selected for induction into the National Honor Society. Interested students complete a student information form outlining their leadership and service activities. The faculty at large reviews all eligible candidates on issues of character, leadership and service. The completed information forms and the faculty input are then forwarded to the Faculty Council. Final membership selection rests with the Faculty Council. Students not selected for induction have the opportunity to go through the appeals process. If the student maintains the scholastic requirement, and he or she is not a senior during the spring induction, the student is also eligible to be considered another time. Recognition at Graduation: Members who have remained in good standing, completed their service requirement, and maintained the 3.25 GPA requirement may wear the National Honor Society stole and be recognized at the graduation ceremony.

 

 
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