National Honor Society (NHS) is the nation’s premier organization established to recognize outstanding high school students of excellence. Four main purposes have guided chapters of NHS from its beginning in 1921: 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 the Hawthorne Christian Academy chapter of NHS.
I pledge myself to uphold the high purposes of the National Honor Society to which I have been selected. I will be true to the principles for which it stands; I will be loyal to my school , and will maintain and encourage high standards of Scholarship , Service , Leadership and Character.