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National Honor Society


Matt Caldwell


Membership information about the Douglas County West Chapter
of the National Honor Society.


The National Honor Society is founded on four core principles:

Scholarship: Scholarship is a commitment to learning, both inside and outside the classroom.

Service: Service is the willingness to help others, and the action to make it happen.

Leadership: Leadership is the ability to set examples where others want to follow you.

Character: Character is the will to make the right choice, even if it isn’t the most popular.

Each of these core principles is important, not only for membership in the organization but also to become productive citizens outside of high school.  Ultimately, NHS should not only recognize students with these talents but train them to better utilize their skills to be successful no matter what they do past 12th grade. 

To be considered eligible for DC West NHS, a student must…

-have and maintain a 3.0 GPA (on a 4 point scale). 

-demonstrate examples of service that are both current and varied.

-demonstrate examples of current leadership that go beyond merely participating in voluntary events.  A leader is someone who steps up to take positive roles in their activities, as well as someone who is recognized by their peers or supervisors for outstanding leadership qualities. 

-be willing to go out of their way to be inclusive of others. 

Students who are not selected are encouraged to work on their application deficiencies and apply again the next year. 

Those chosen for DC West NHS are expected to maintain their adherence to the core principles by taking on leadership positions, completing outside service hours, participating in NHS service projects, and acting as an upstanding student and citizen both inside and outside of school. 

Matt Caldwell
DC West NHS Sponsor



National Honor Society Bylaws