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.  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.

Fall – Senior Application Dates

  • Applications are due Thursday, October 15th by 3pm.
  • Students will be notified by Friday, November 6th.
Spring – Underclassmen Application Dates  
  • Applications are due: TBD
  • Students will be notified by TBD.


Application Instructions

NHS Application

NHS Community Service Form (for current members)

NHS Constitution