Penny Burnett Chapter of the National Honors Society at Southeast Polk High School

The National Honor Society was founded to recognize a combination of SCHOLARSHIP, LEADERSHIP, SERVICE, and CHARACTER. It is more than simply an honorary academic society as it measures the accomplishments of the total person.

Our NHS group sponsors a blood drive in October and April each year as our main service project.  We also usually hold a coin drive to raise money for an organization each year. Members are expected to perform individual service projects each semester that total a minimum of 3 hours each semester.

Students with a weighted grade point average of 3.5 are eligible to apply.  An email and campus messenger will be sent to all students and their parents/guardians who meet the 3.5 GPA requirement two to three weeks prior to the deadline.  Since NHS is a combination of scholarship, leadership, service, and character, students should be able to demonstrate their strength in each area which includes volunteering in the community and holding a leadership position.

Questions regarding membership should be directed to Valerie Powell, NHS Sponsor.

Fall – Senior Application Dates

  • Applications will be due in early October
  • Students will be notified in early November
Spring – Underclassmen Application Dates  
  • Applications will be due in early March
  • Students will be notified in early April
*Specific dates will be included in the email sent to eligible students each semester


Application Instructions

NHS Application

NHS Community Service Form (for current members)

NHS Constitution