The National Honor Society (NHS) and the National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) are the nation’s premier organizations established to recognize outstanding middle and high school students. More than just an honor roll, the NHS and NJHS serves to recognize those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of scholarship, service, leadership, and character. These characteristics have been associated with membership in the organization since its beginning in 1921.

Today, it is estimated that more than one million students participate in NHS and NJHS activities. NHS and NJHS chapters are found in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, many U.S. territories, and Canada. Chapter membership not only recognizes students for their accomplishments, but challenges them to develop further through active involvement in school activities and community service.