Berkeley Recognizes Newest Honor Society Members
On April 9, 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 packed the Lykes Center for the Arts to recognize and honor the hard work of these outstanding students.
Specifically, 104 members of the junior and senior classes were recognized as the newest members of the National Honor Society. This total accounts for 35 percent of the total student body in both classes. There were a total of 62 students from 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 the new NHS and NJHS members!