Juniors who have a cumulative 3.7 GPA and have been notified of their eligibility to apply for membership in the National Honor Society (NHS) have until Feb. 24 to turn in their applications. A list of juniors eligible to apply will be posted on the activities office window near the senior hall.

NHS assistant sponsor Tony Willis said via email, “The applications must be postmarked no later than Feb. 24.”

According to Willis, application materials were mailed to the students’ homes on Jan. 26. The 289 juniors eligible to apply should have received their 2012-2013 code of conduct form and a checklist for returning their applications. Information about running for officer positions is also included. Willis said juniors have almost a month to complete and return the two-page membership application as well as related materials.

“This year we are requiring students to return their application and membership dues through the U.S. mail to provide a more efficient and consistent method for submitting their application,” Willis said.

According to Willis, all checks should be made payable to Carmel High School with the students’ first and last name and “NHS dues” on the memo line.

The NHS faculty sponsors will review the applications to ensure that students meet membership criteria in the areas of scholarship, leadership, service and character.

The induction for new NHS members will take place March 25 in the Dale E. Graham Auditorium at 2 p.m.

Students with further questions about the membership process ought to contact Willis in Room E127, NHS head sponsor Michele Satchwell in E134 or assistant sponsor Greer Trapkus in B202.

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