This was originally posted on the NHS Blog:
The National Honor Society (NHS) is the premier service organization, which is based upon a student’s exemplary performances in the areas of: Scholarship, Service, Leadership, and Character. These areas are known as the pillars of the organization. Students will be notified after the completion of their fourth semester and/or sixth semester regarding eligibility for the National Honor Society. This posting will explain more about the area of Leadership
Leadership: Student leaders are those who are resourceful, good problem solvers, promoters of school activities, idea-contributors, dependable, and persons who exemplify positive attitudes about life. Leadership experiences can be drawn from school and/or community activities while working with or for others. The Newtown Chapter of the National Honor Society By-Laws defines Leadership as Each candidate shall demonstrate leadership by active membership in at least two organizations, one of which is affiliated with Newtown High School, in which the candidate has led others to a clear goal or objective. Students at Newtown High School demonstrate leadership abilities in numerous ways. The National Honor Society realizes questions may arise regarding Leadership throughout the course of the school-year. If students have specific questions regarding Leadership they may contact the Faculty Advisor (Mr. Brant) or they may e-mail the Officers at firstname.lastname@example.org.