National Honor Society

The National Honor Society (NHS) is an organization of young, outstanding scholars dedicated to bettering themselves and their world. High school students in the NHS benefit from special opportunities to receive recognition for conducting themselves according to the National Honor Society criteria.

The National Honor Society Criteria:

- Scholarship
- Leadership

- Service
- Character

Since 1921, these characteristics have set NHS members apart from the rest.


Academic Standards:

Step up to the challenge. - In the National Honor Society, academic excellence is the standard. Students who write the extra page for an English essay, always show solid work on math problems, and go out of their way to assist people in need are already off to a great start. Grades are not the only important factor to consider, but academia comes first.

Your high school transcript prior to application will play a key role in your consideration. Ask your school’s NHS advisor about the academic standards for membership.


Faculty members, on behalf of your local NHS chapter, will then evaluate the character of potential candidates. (Be aware of the fact that standards and induction processes can vary from chapter to chapter.) After signing in as a National Honor Society member, you can walk away from your school’s induction ceremony with a sense of accomplishment and high ambitions for tomorrow.


National Honor Society Scholarship 

Overachieving can pay off. - Senior members can even qualify for the National Honor Society scholarship. During their last year of high school, NHS members in good standing can ask their advisors about this opportunity to gain a valuable head start. Students who fill out the application on time—including the necessary signatures—will be in the running. A scholarship program that awards over $190,000 dollars a year (on average) into students’ academic goals is at least worth a try, right? Invest in a high school society that gives you a leg up on the future.

Join a winning team. - The National Honor Society has chapters in every state of the United States, several U.S. territories, Canada, and Puerto Rico. More than a million students across the globe are discovering the advantages of community involvement and of putting in the extra work. The NHS exists to help them reach their dreams . . . and then establish even loftier ones.


Students who meet the academic requirements will be invited to apply for membership. For any questions on membership requirements or the application process, please contact the Vanguard School chapter advisor, Mr. Soren Schwab by e-mail at

For more information on the National Honor Society, visit their website at

National Honor SocietyThe National Honor Society (NHS) is the nation's premier organization 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 its beginning 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.

Students meeting the academic requirements will be invited to apply for membership.  For any questions on membership requirements or the application process, please contact the Vanguard School chapter advisor, Mr. Soren Schwab by E-Mail at
For more information on the National Honor Society, visit their Web site at

The National Honor Society Oath‚Äč
I pledge to maintain high scholastic standing,
to hold as fundamental and worthy an untarnished character,
to endeavor intelligently and courageously to be a leader,
and to give of myself freely in service to others.
In doing so, I shall prove myself worthy
of a place in the National Honor Society.

The Vanguard School National Honor Society Code
National Honor Society members value the principles of honesty,
integrity, and respect in academics and in our community.
Our duty is to serve our neighbors with humility and determination,
to emerge as dedicated scholars, to hold a high standard of character,
and to be leaders in all aspects of life.
We share a common responsibility to preserve our ideals of
character, scholarship, leadership, and service.

Thanks to the National Honor Society Faculty Council
for their hard work and dedication to our students:
Elizabeth Bowman, Jill Custer, Morgan Grey, Melissa Elser, & Carly Stevens.

The Vanguard Chapter - National Honor Society

2016 Inductees
Kaleb Bjorkman Tyler Gard
Kinsey Neuner
 Olivia Bolton Delaney Keeler  Madeleine Ross
 Alexander Cadman Matresa King Colson Skur
 Emma Card Lauren Lee Juliana Wells
 Alexis Fetterhoff Caityln Mlodzik Mary Walsh
Krysten Gard  Caolinn Mullaney Delaney Wilklow

2015 Inductees
Brittany Bargers
Brady Gray
Hannah Molloy
Isabella Campbell Ashely Green  Javier Padilla
Ryan Chatham Josh Hanni
Jiaying Peng
Sabrina Cohen
Jaymison Johnson
Dalton Sala
Krista Davis Slade Kelling
Peyton Skur
Christena Dinsmore Shaye Kilimann
Ellie Ware
 Eoin Doherty Darby Linn
 Ian Wisniewski
Megan Donovan

2014 Inductees
Jordyn Arcuri
Larry Gill Velmarie Kotwica
Nour BenHmieida
Keeley Griego
Susie Kwak
Carrie Bieganek
Danielle Herd
Joshua Leasure
Angelica Clowdis Miles Hatton
Aidan Mullaney
Emily Collier
Ryan Hughes
Lilia Stingerie
Josh Culbertson
Rebecca Hurlbert
Christian Sucher
Leslie Duggin 
Amanda Jesse

2013 Inductees
Ashley Ames
Rachel Hough
Kira Renfro
Alyxandra Callahan Chantel Ledbetter
Julie Snively
Matt Force
Andrew Lee
Justin White
Kory Hagen
Anna Mohr

2012 Inductees
Justin Luu
Victor Torres
Ashlyn Williams