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Welcome to the George M. Dare Chapter of the National Honor Society!The National Honor Society (NHS)  is the nation's premier organizations established to recognize outstanding high school students. More than just an honor roll, NHS serves to honor those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of Scholarship, Leadership, Service, and Character . These characteristics have been associated with membership in the organization since their beginnings in 1921.

Today, it is estimated that more than one million students participate in activities of the NHS  NHS chapters are found in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, many U.S. Territories, and Canada. Chapter membership not only recognizes students for their accomplishments, but challenges them to develop further through active involvement in school activities and community service.

 

History of the Organization

In 1921, NASSP officially established the National Honor Society. Though many local and regional honor societies existed prior to 1921, no nationwide organization had been founded. Under the leadership of Dr. Edward Rynearson, principal of the Fifth Avenue High School, Pittsburgh, Pa., the organization grew from the original Alpha Chapter at the Fifth Avenue School to more than 1,000 chapters by 1930. Equipped with a constitution, an emblem and motto, and a group of dedicated principals as coordinators, the new NHS organization quickly developed into one of the country's leading educational groups.

Four main purposes have guided chapters of NHS from the beginning: "To create enthusiasm for scholarship, to stimulate a desire to render service, to promote leadership, and to develop character in the students of secondary schools."  These purposes also translate into the criteria used for membership selection in each local chapter.

 

2017-18 Officers:

Reena Zhang, President

Varun Andrews, Vice President

Emily Albrect, Secretary/Treasurer

 
Past Officers
 

2016-17 Officers:

Morgan Rooke, President

Morgan Papp, Vice President

Alexa Piplos, Secretary/Treasurer

 

2015-16 Officers:

Samuel Frey, President

Olivia Huffman, Vice President

Brielle Hudik, Secretary/Treasurer

 

2014-15 Officers:

 Matthew Van Pelt, President

 Christiana Dalton, Vice President

 Matthew Kohnke, Secretary/Treasurer

 

2013-14 Officers:

 Grand Hill, President

 JT Rupp, Vice President

 Erika Pajarilla, Secretary/Treasurer

 

2012-13 Officers:

Matthew Mascari, President

Devon Pepper, Vice President

Emily Mezaros, Secretary/Treasurer

 

Advisers:  Mr. Rizzo and Mrs. Pone can be contacted, via email, at: arizzo@bordentown.k12.nj.us or jpone@bordentown.k12.nj.us