National Honor Society (NHS)

Group of NHS students at the kindness retreat

National Honor Society

Sun Prairie Chapter

What is NHS?

National Honor Society is a national organization that recognizes outstanding high school students in the areas of scholarship, service, leadership and character. Membership in NHS challenges students to develop further in these areas through involvement in school and community service. In Sun Prairie, National Honor Society membership occurs during a student’s senior year.

Who is eligible for NHS?

Juniors who have been enrolled at SPWHS for at least one semester and have a cumulative GPA of 3.2 or higher will be eligible for NHS membership during the second semester of junior year. Students who transfer to Sun Prairie West High School as a senior and meet this requirement are also eligible to apply after attending SPWHS for one semester.  

How do I apply for NHS membership?

Recruitment for NHS occurs during third quarter of a student’s junior year. Students eligible for membership will receive an invitation by mail to complete an application. The application for membership looks at a student’s involvement in school activities and leadership experience. Each applicant’s attendance, behavior, and character are also considered. Selection criteria is further explained here.

What does membership in NHS entail?

NHS members are expected to complete school and community service work each semester.  Members must also demonstrate continued scholarship, leadership and character throughout senior year. Members who meet these expectations will earn a recognition stole to be worn at graduation.


SP West NHS Advisors

Rebecca Griffin
Caryn Peters