The Berkeley Preparatory School chapters of the National Honor Society (NHS) and the National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) recognized its newest members in two separate convocation ceremonies. Proud parents, family members and fellow classmates were able to view each ceremony via livestream on the Berkeley Broadcast Network.
Specifically, 116 members of the junior and senior classes were recognized as the newest members of the National Honor Society. There were a total of 62 students from grades 7 and 8 in the Middle Division who were recognized as members of the National Junior Honor Society.
The NHS is the nation's premier organization established to recognize outstanding high school students. With chapters in all 50 states, every chapter has different qualifications for membership based on the four pillars: character, scholarship, leadership and service. These characteristics have been associated with membership in the organization since its beginning in 1921. Per the NHS Constitution, all chapters' eligibility requirements must include, at minimum:
attending school in grades 10 through 12
maintaining a cumulative grade point average of 85 percent, B, 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale), or equivalent standard of excellence
demonstrating volunteer or service hours
preserving an excellent record of behavior in and out of school
participating in leadership roles in school and/or community activities.
Congratulations to all of Berkeley’s newest NHS and NJHS members!
Founded in 1960, Berkeley is an independent, Episcopal, college-preparatory day school located in Tampa, FL, for boys and girls in grades Pre-Kindergarten through 12. Approximately 1,400 students gather here from the greater Tampa Bay area to form ONE Berkeley.