Welcome to Harlan County High School's National Honor Society page. Here you will find history about the National Honor Society. You will find information about the service projects that we participate in, membership requirements, the current members, and more.
About our Club
The National Honor Society at Harlan County High School is directed by Anna Carruba. It is a very large group and there are currently 91 members. The group will usually meet on club days at school where they will discuss upcoming events and more. Membership is both an honor and a commitment.
The NHS participates in many activities that help and serve our community. Students must earn a total of 30 volunteer hours in order to graduate as a member of the National Honor Society and wear the blue honor stole. These hours may be earned by individual or group projects.
History of National Honor Society
NHS was established in 1921 by the NASSP, which is The National Association of Secondary School Principals. It was led by Dr. Edward Rynearson, a principal of a Fifth Avenue High School in Pittsburgh. The NHS organization grew quickly into one of the country’s leading education groups. In the beginning the National Honor Society had four main purposes: to create enthusiasm for scholarship; to create a desire to render service; to promote leadership; and to develop character into students. These purposes remain as relevant today as they were in 1921. Now, 90 years later, the National Honor Society has become a leading organization, ranking high among administrators, faculty members, students, parents, and the residents of the communities.