National Honor Society

The Wellsboro Chapter of the National Honor Society is conducting a Food Drive for our local Food Pantry. Canned goods are being collected in first period classes until November 21.

On December 23, a blood drive will be held in the old gym.


Membership in the Wellsboro High School chapter of the National Honor Society is an honor bestowed upon a student. Selection for membership is done by a faculty council and is based on outstanding scholarship, service, leadership and character.

To be eligible for membership, a student must be a member of the junior or senior class. Candidates must have a cumulative grade point average of 90% or higher. They shall then be evaluated on service, leadership,and character.

The Wellsboro High School faculty council considers all four selection criteria equally. The council also considers faculty input and the Student Activity Information Survey completed by scholastically eligible students.

The following guidelines will further define service,leadership and character.

Criteria selection for National Honor Society

  1. Scholarship of 90% or higher.
  2. Service
    • Is willing to uphold scholarship and maintain a loyal school attitude.
    • Participates in some outside activity: Girl Scouts; Boy Scouts; church groups; volunteer services for the aged, poor, or disadvantaged; family duties.
    • Volunteers dependable and well-organized assistance, is gladly available, and is willing to sacrifice to offer assistance.
    • Works well with others and is willing to take on difficult or inconspicuous responsibilities.
    • Cheerfully and enthusiastically renders any requested service to the school.
    • Is willing to represent the class or school in inter-class and inter-scholastic competition.
    • Does committee and staff work without complaint.
    • Shows courtesy by assisting visitors, teachers,and students.
  3. Leadership
    • Is resourceful in proposing new problems, applying principles, and making suggestions.
    • Demonstrates initiative in promoting school activities.
    • Exercises influence on peers in upholding school ideals.
    • Contributes ideas that improve the civic life of the school.
    • Is able to delegate responsibilities.
    • Exemplifies positive attitudes.
    • Inspires positive behavior in others.
    • Demonstrates academic initiative.
    • Successfully holds school offices or positions of responsibility, conducting business effectively and efficiently, and without prodding, demonstrates reliability and dependability.
    • Is a forerunner in the classroom, at work, and in school or community activities.
    • Is thoroughly dependable in any responsibility accepted.
  4. Character
    • Takes criticism willingly and accepts recommendations graciously.
    • Consistently exemplifies desirable qualities of behavior(cheerfulness, friendliness, poise, stability).
    • Upholds principles of morality and ethics.
    • Cooperates by complying with school regulations concerning property, programs, office, halls, etc.
    • Demonstrates the highest standards of honest and reliability.
    • Shows courtesy, concern, and respect for others.
    • Observes instructions and rules, punctuality,and faithfulness both inside and outside the classroom.
    • Has powers of concentration and sustained attention as shown by perseverance and application to studies.
    • Manifests thoughtfulness in acknowledging obedience to rules, avoiding cheating in written work and showing unwillingness to profit by the mistakes of others.
    • Actively helps rid the school of bad influences or environment.

A candidate who is selected for membership must attend an induction ceremony and adhere to and complete the Five Constitutional Obligations as outlined in the National Honor Society Constitution and the Wellsboro Chapter of the National Honor Society Bylaws. Those obligations are summarized below.

  • The National Honor Society allows local chapters to ask active members to pay annual dues limited to $20 per member per year. At this time the local chapter does not require dues.
  • Once selected, all members are expected to maintain the standards by which they were selected as described above.
  • Members are required to attend chapter meetings(as outlined in the local chapter bylaws).
  • All chapters are required to sponsor a chapter service project, and all members are expected to participate.
  • All members are required to perform additional service as defined in the chapter bylaws.