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 November and March 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 who have completed a minimum of 30 hours of community service may apply for membership by completing the application. Senior applications are due the first Friday of October with selections being determined by the first week of November. Applications for sophomores and juniors are due in late February with selections being determined in early April.  An email and campus messenger will be sent to all students and their parent/guardians who meet the 3.5 GPA requirement two weeks prior to the deadline.

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

Spring 2019 – Sophomore & Junior Application Dates

  • Applications are due Friday, March 1st by 3pm
  • Students will be notified on Tuesday, April 9th.


Application Instructions

NHS Application

NHS Community Service Form (for current members)

NHS Constitution