National Honor Society

2022 Freda Quayle Chapter of National Honor Society

NHS inductees 

What is National Honor Society?

We are a group of students dedicated to what we call the four pillars: Scholarship, Leadership, Character, and Service. We serve to model these characteristics both in and out of school at all times. Students with a 3.5 GPA are invited to join the National Honor Society at the end of their sophomore year. Students must demonstrate in an activity packet that they are individuals of good character, that they have held multiple leadership roles both in and out of school, that have participated in co-curricular activities both in and out of school, and that serving the community has been an important part of their lives by logging a minimum of 40 hours of community service that occurred after eighth grade and prior to their junior year of high school. The Faculty Council will review students’ activity packets and determine whether or not each student meets the requirements for admittance into Oxford High School’s Freda Quayle Chapter of the National Honor Society.

Should students be admitted into our chapter, they are formally inducted in the fall of their junior or senior year. At the induction ceremony, students take an oath to uphold the four pillars as members of the National Honor Society.

In order to maintain membership students are required to:
Continue to serve as leaders both in and out of school
Continue to model good character both in and out of school
Continue to maintain a 3.5 or higher GPA
Continue to serve the community and our chapter
Complete 15-20 hours of community service as assigned by our chapter per semester
Complete 5 hours of community service on your own per semester
Tutor a/an Oxford Public Schools’ student(s) throughout the year
Attend a minimum of 2 meetings per month
Pay $20.00 per year in dues

Students who are unable to meet these requirements are asked to resign or are removed from the chapter by the Faculty Council. We welcome anyone and everyone who meets the requirements to join the National Honor Society. Above all our goal is to maintain strong membership and to improve the lives of our students, the quality of our schools, and the wellness of our community each day through our acts of service and leadership.

The Four Pillars of the National Honor Society

Scholarship: Scholarship is characterized by a commitment to learning. A student is willing to spend the necessary time to cultivate his/ her mind in the quest for knowledge. This pillar can only be achieved through diligence and effort. Scholarship means always doing the best work possible, regardless of impending reward.

The pillar of service can be reached in a variety of ways. The willingness to work for the benefit of those in need without compensation or recognition of any kind is a quality that is essential in NHS members. As a service club, the National Honor Society is highly concerned with giving its all to the school and community at large.

Leadership: Leaders take the initiative to aid others in a wholesome manner throughout their daily activities. Leaders sacrifice their personal interests in order to yield to the needs of others. Leaders need wisdom and self-confidence to affect change in all aspects of their lives. Some examples of leadership can include, but are not limited to, leading group activities in the classroom and in the community, being an officer in a club, being a primary member of the band or choir, or being the captain of a sports team.

Character: Character is what distinguishes one individual from another. It is the product of constant striving to make the right choices day after day. Students with good character demonstrate respect, responsibility, trustworthiness, fairness, caring, and citizenship in all of their actions.

For more information contact Josh Budden at 248.572.9471 or [email protected]