National Honor Society

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group photo of the 2018-19 national honor society at canandaigua
One of the highest honors we can bestow upon some of our students is induction into National Honor Society.
Vernon Tenney

The motto of National Honor Society (NHS) is Noblesse Oblige, a French phrase literally meaning “nobility obligates”.In broader terms, it signifies that those of high rank have the obligation to behave honorably, generously and responsibly to others. Membership in the National Honor Society requires that individuals uphold this motto and excel in scholarship, service, character, and leadership.

Selection and membership in the National Honor Society is a privilege. It is more than just an honor roll. Students do not apply for membership, rather they are selected. First, their scholarship or academic record is reviewed. Any student with a cumulative grade point average, as calculated after the fall semester of their junior year, with a 90% or higher is given consideration for review.