National Honor Society
The National Honor Society (NHS) elevates a school’s commitment to the values of scholarship, service, leadership, and character. These four pillars have been associated with membership in the organization since its inception in 1921. Today, it is estimated that more than one million students participate in NHS activities. Chapter membership not only recognizes students for their accomplishments but challenges them to develop further through active involvement in school activities and community service. As such, NHS chapters and students are in schools that care not only about student achievement, but also community engagement. Hollister High School NHS members raise awareness for various causes such as sponsoring a Cancer Awareness Week in the fall and an Autism Awareness Week in the spring. Members also help with the planning of the HHS building-wide Service Learning Day. Members are encouraged to propose new activities that align with the Society's goals.
NHS is open to students in grades 10 through 12. Students are selected for membership by an anonymous faculty council who will evaluate them on the four pillars of scholarship, leadership, character, and service. A student must have a minimum GPA of 3.75 to be considered for membership. Students will be tapped for membership and inducted at a special ceremony that families are encouraged to attend.