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CEEB Code: 052358 PVPUSD


NHS Painted Turtle logoAdvisor: Cari Secrist
Room: 410
310-378-8471 Ext. 43710
Congratulations to the new NHS members! We will have a meeting in the MPR on Monday, October 30th during lunch to discuss important dates and requirements for the year.  Please look for an email with the Google Classroom code! Thank you!
Acuna, Melina
Ahryen, Ashraf
Atashi, Rumer
Balcom, Joseph
Ballard, Spencer Teagan
Barton, Zoe
Bernhard, Sofia
Blue, Francesca
Bohannon, Lilianne
Bowen, Luke
Buhl, Nicolas
Byrne, Ian
Campbell, Gabrielle
Capozzola, Donovan
Chavira, Nathan
Chessmore, Ava
Cheung, Abigail
Choi, Jaden
Colaruotolo, Kyle
Condello, Mason
Cote, Beau
DeMott, Brian
Eades, Gavin
Eaton, Ione
Eberhart, Mattias
Ebreo, Jenyne
Eng, Tyler
Forte, Benjamin
Feng, Rose
Fu, Michael
Fukishima, Kate
Gardner, Ella
Hansen, Kaylin
Hodges, Samuel
Hoffman, Julia
Horner, Kyle
Hoynacki, Ava
Hoyne, Charlotte
Jongewaard, Kyle
Juelle, Isabella
Kao, Olivia
Kearns, Quinn
Kim, Hailey
Kim, Jocelyn
Klink, Patrick
Koch, Cameron
Kraemer, Michael
Khvang, Sebastien
Kouzmanoff, Nicholas
Kwon, Sophia
Lahr, Evan
Lee, Jason
Liu, Ransom
LaBreche, Mallory
LaBreche, Molly
Lowenstein, Abigail
Lowenstein, Patrick
Lurie, Madeline
McDuffie, Caimin
McGuire, Cayden
McKenny, Trinity
McPhee, Olivia
Milick, Ashley
Murdock, Eric
Murdock, Aidan
Navarra, Madison
Netus, Jolie
Nikmehr, Michelle
North, Kate
Nuccion, Christina
Probst, Aaron
Przybylowicz, Carter
Regan, Lola
Sachs, Leah
Singh, Nicole
Sorenson, Ty
Stein, Julia
Stender, Daniel
Sung, Ethan
Tydlaska, Avery
Villegas, Valerie
Vranich, Cole
Wang, Kallista
Welsh, Brooke
Werts, Charlie
Liberati, Antonio
Westman, Julia
White, Megan
Yeich, Neil
Yu, Allison
Zane, Drew
Zane, Will
Zavala, Aurora

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!