• NOTICE: Rising seniors (or prior SBHS NHS inductees) must complete a small re-application process in order to maintain their acceptance into SBHS NHS during their senior year.

    Your GPA and/or your prior status as a member of SBHS NHS does not guarantee you will maintain membership your senior year. NHS members adhere to upholding the four pillars upon which NHS is based: Scholarship, Leadership, Service, and Character. Selection of members will be determined by the Faculty Council and will be based on the candidate’s ability to show that they possess all the qualities related to the four pillars.

    If you choose to re-apply, you have two options to access the informational packet:

    1. Print off the information packet found under the National Honor Society webpage on Swansboro High School’s website located under the “Current Members” tab.  The document will be entitled "Candidate_Re-Application_Information_Packet_2022_2023."

    2. Pick up an information packet from Ms. Hendrix or Ms. Griffin, rooms 411 and 601 respectively, no later than Monday, May 23rd at 2:30 PM.

    The information packet will give further instructions and directions that should be reviewed carefully and in their entirety. 

    Candidates must complete the NHS Candidate packet and HAND IN to Ms. Griffin (Room 601) by Wednesday, June 1st at 2:30 PM.  No late applications will be accepted. 

    Any packets left at the front office, handed in by someone other than the candidate, i.e. parent or friend, etc. will not be considered for acceptance. If you have questions please contact Ms. Griffin or Ms. Hendrix via email or in person.   

    • NOTE: It would be a mistake to wait to the last minute to complete the NHS Candidate packet. 

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  • Expectations of NHS Members


    1. Uphold the Constitution of National Honor Society and the Bylaws of the Buccaneer Chapter at Swansboro High School.

    2. Attend and participate in all chapter meetings.

    3. Set a goal of making one positive contribution at each session—even if nothing more than being on time and paying attention to every presenter.

    4. Participate in and support all the chapter’s projects throughout the year, whether these are providing service, raising money, providing leadership and training, or otherwise reaching out to the school or community.

    5. Promote service through your individual service project activities and by supporting service activities done by other groups both at school and in the community.

    6. If your chapter charges member dues each year, pay them willingly and on time. $20.00 each year

    7. Assume a leadership role in the chapter, whether running for office, serving as a committee chair, or otherwise volunteering for a specific responsibility at least once each year. One aspect of this leadership is to show respect for other chapters’ leaders as they undertake their duties and responsibilities.

    8. Welcome new members, whether new inductees or transfer members, to help them become an active part of the chapter as quickly as possible. Support their efforts to understand the operations of your chapter by offering explanations where needed and looking out for their best interests. Remember: You are an ambassador for your chapter and for your school.

    9. Read and respond to all paperwork or other administrative requests that are shared at chapter meetings and events in a timely and appropriate manner. Adhere to deadlines.

    10. Communicate effectively. Share ideas and information about chapter activities whenever possible. Be a strong communicator, whether in your oral or written communications, but also practice good listening skills.

    11. Motivate others and yourself to get involved and remain engaged in support of all that your chapter does at school.

    12. Be a good citizen at the local, state, national, and global levels. Support and encourage the ongoing use of democratic principles in all aspects of chapter activity. Be fair.

    13. Remain engaged as an active member of the chapter and encourage others to be similarly engaged throughout the year. Help all students at school find one activity that they can become involved in to enhance their experience at school.

    14. Be a role model for your peers in the chapter, for other students at school, and for those in the community. Each member represents the Honor Society and retains a responsibility to reflect the values of the organization in all that he or she does.

    By becoming a strong member of your chapter, you enhance the reputation and effectiveness of your organization. An effective chapter becomes an asset to the school and promotes the creation of a positive school climate. A positive school climate helps all students achieve and learn, helping to achieve the goals of the principal, faculty, and the school system. A strong school builds a strong community and world. It all begins with you.

    Make the most of your membership in the Honor Society!