National Honor Society


The RUHS chapter of the National Honor Society recognizes students for both academic and extra-curricular effort. Selection to NHS is a privilege, not a right. Students do not apply for membership in the National Honor Society; instead they provide information to be used by the local selection committee to support their candidacy for membership. Membership is granted only to those students selected by the Faculty Council. This is not an election, nor is membership automatically conveyed simply because a student has achieved a specific level of academic performance.

The Selection Process is as follows: 


  1. The chapter advisor reviews student academic records to determine those students who are scholastically eligible for membership (i.e. those students with a 3.00 or higher cumulative G.P.A.).
  2. Students who are eligible scholastically will be informed that for further consideration for selection they must complete the Student Activity Information Form, outlining their accomplishments in the areas of Service and Leadership.
  3. Faculty and staff are invited to evaluate the candidates in the areas of character, service, and leadership. Those evaluations are then passed on to the chapter advisor.
  4. The Faculty Council then reviews the Student Activity Information Form along with the faculty and staff evaluations and any other verifiable information about each candidate. The leadership, service, and character of every candidate is reviewed carefully.

The final selections are made by five faculty members appointed by the High School principal as members of the Faculty Council. Candidates receiving a majority vote by the Faculty Council will be inducted into the chapter.

Selected candidates and their parent(s) will be informed in writing of their acceptance and the date and time of the induction ceremony. Students who are not selected will be informed in writing by the chapter advisor and invited to discuss the areas of growth they should work on during the following year.

For more information about the National Honor Society, contact Advisor Doug Brukardt: 
802-728-3397, ext. 331, or email: 
dbrukardt@mail.ruhs.k12.vt.us.

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