Scholarship ♪ Leadership ♪ Character ♪ Service

The National Honor Society (NHS) is one of the nation's leading educational groups and recognizes excellent high school students. Students who get selected for NHS show excellence in scholarship, leadership, character, and service. 

In 1921, the National Honor Society was officially a nationwide organization and grew to 1,000+ chapters by 1930. It is sponsored and governed by the National Association of Secondary School Principals. Dr. Edward Rynearson was the principal of Fifth Avenue High School in Pittsburgh and NHS grew from this Alpha chapter to the chapter we have today.


"To create enthusiasm for scholarship, to stimulate a desire to render service, to promote leadership, and to develop character in the students of secondary schools." (NHS Constitution)

Juniors and Seniors who have a GPA of 3.2 or higher may be chosen to represent the D-Y National Honor Society. Students can not apply for membership but are selected by the Faculty Council which the principal chooses. When being selected, members are chosen based on their leadership, character, and service. As an NHS member, you are expected to do chapter service activities and have to maintain and expand the qualities of leadership, character, and service. You must follow the NHS and by-laws for Dennis-Yarmouth Regional High School. If a member resigns or is dismissed, they will not be eligible again for membership or any membership benefits.


NHS meets every second Monday of the month at 2:15 in the auditorium. If you cannot attend, please let an advisor know.