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National Honor Society

What does the academic term National Honor Society mean in higher education?

National Honor Society

National Honor Society definition

Short Definition

National Honor Society is an organization that recognizes high-achieving high school and college students.

In-depth Overview

National Honor Society

Long definition: The National Honor Society (NHS) is an esteemed organization in secondary education that recognizes and celebrates high-achieving students who have demonstrated excellence in scholarship, leadership, service and character. Membership in the NHS is a prestigious honor and is often associated with a commitment to academic success and community involvement.

Etymology: The term "National Honor Society" reflects the organization's nationwide recognition and its focus on honoring students who embody exceptional qualities and achievements.

Synonyms or related academic terms:

  • NHS
  • Honor Society

Examples of Use:

  • She was inducted into the National Honor Society in recognition of her outstanding academic performance and community service.
  • Being a member of the NHS is a prestigious accomplishment that opens doors to various scholarship opportunities.
  • The National Honor Society encourages students to excel not only in academics but also in character development.

Spanish: Sociedad Nacional de Honor
French: Société Nationale d'Honneur
German: National Honor Society
Italian: Società Nazionale di Onore
Portuguese: Sociedade Nacional de Honra
Japanese: 全国名誉協会 (Zenkoku Meiyo Kyōkai)
Chinese (Simplified): 全国荣誉协会 (Quánguó Róngyù Xiéhuì)
Hindi: राष्ट्रीय सम्मान सोसायटी (Rāṣṭrīya Sammān Sosāyaṭī)

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National Honor Society

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Miscellaneous higher education terms > University associations, clubs and societies

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