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Chapter Advisor

Marissa Church

Kennedale Chapter of the National Honor Society

Meetings: 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month. All meetings and announcements are posted in the Chapter Google Classroom.

Link to Chapter Bylaws
Applications: End of August and End of April each School Year.

NHS does not send out invitations, all interested students who meet the requirements are encouraged to read the newsletter, listen to announcements, and apply.

Application Requirements

  1. Candidates eligible for selection to this chapter must be members of the junior or senior class. Eligible sophomores can only apply to join during the spring application period.

  2. Candidates must have been enrolled for one semester at Kennedale High School.

  3. Candidates shall have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale.

  4. Upon meeting the grade level, enrollment, and GPA standards candidates will then be considered based on their service, leadership, and character. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.

  5. Selection of members for the chapter shall be by a majority vote of the faculty council, which consists of five faculty members appointed by the principal and faculty advisor. The chapter advisor is the sixth, nonvoting, ex officio member of the faculty council. 

  6. Selection of active members shall be held once a year during the Fall semester for Juniors and Seniors.

  7. Prior to the final selection, the following shall occur:

    1. Students academic/disciplinary records shall be reviewed to determine eligibility.

    2. All eligible students will be permitted to apply for membership.

    3. The faculty council will be requested to evaluate candidates determined to be eligible using the official input form from the chapter advisor.

    4. The faculty council will review the candidate information forms, faculty input, discipline information and other relevant information to determine who fully meets selection criteria for membership.

    5. Faculty council will review the applications without bias. Each candidate will be assigned a number. Council members will not know the identity of the applicants until after a decision has been made.

Candidates become formal members when inducted at a special ceremony.

Notes for Transfer Students

Active National Honor Society members who transfer to Kennedale High School will be automatically accepted for membership in this chapter. The faculty council shall grant to the transferring member one semester to attain the membership requirements, and thereafter, this member must maintain those requirements for this chapter in order to retain their membership. Please see the Chapter Advisor for the transfer request information.