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CEEB Code: 052358 PVPUSD


NHS Painted Turtle logoAdvisor: Cari Secrist
Room: 410
310-378-8471 Ext. 43710
[email protected]
Mandatory information meeting for new applicants will be at lunch in the MPR on Wednesday, September 7, 2022.
Congratulations to the NHS Board for 2022-2023!
Marielle Sandler- President
Andreas Tempereau
Bridget Gormley
David Zavarella
Faizan Jaffer
Madeline DeLana
Noor Mathew

National Honor Society

  • An organization that recognizes students who show achievement in scholarship, leadership, service, and character
  • Membership is not a right but a privilege
  • Sponsors The Painted Turtle
  • Open to Juniors and Seniors
How do I get in?
  • Evaluated in FOUR specific areas
  • Scholarship
  • Character
  • Leadership
  • Service
  • Need to be well-rounded in ALL 4 areas
  • To qualify in the scholarship aspect: A Cumulative Un-Weighted Academic Grade Point Average of at least 3.65
    (GPA is no longer a factor after the minimum is reached)
  • To meet the character requirement, you must be a student of good character
  • All PVHS faculty will complete a character evaluation checklist for all applicants
  • This is confidential information & will not be shared with student or parent
  • Example of automatic disqualification in the character area: Cheating and Stealing
  • Any Volunteer Services – (non-paid & non-academic)
  • Service-oriented clubs, youth groups, volunteer work programs DURING High School
  • Description sheet MUST be signed by, and only by, adult sponsor with a contact phone number
  • Any position, office, or membership on sport, club, production, band or committee
  • Membership is not as significant as holding a position
  • Seriousness of organization is taken into consideration
Evaluation Process
  • Each application becomes completely anonymous (so do NOT write your name anywhere else than required on your app)
  • Read by Faculty members who don’t know who’s application they’re reading
  • Admission is based off the faculty member’s decisions
  • You will not know who read your application
  • Ms. Secrist and the NHS Student Board are NOT INVOLVED in this evaluation process
Advisor Roles
  • DO NOT contact Ms. Secrist or NHS student board regarding individual issues
  • They have no influence over the decision process and are not part of the selection committee
Other Notes
  • Information Packet available at top of this page.
  • Don’t write your name except for when it’s required
  • Don’t list duplicate recognitions
  • All activities must be from High School (this is a HS organization)
  • You are not penalized for submitting an activity that doesn’t count. It will simply be ignored
  • Invalid Info = Disqualification
  • You must be well rounded in all four areas!