National Honor Society

Elevating Values of Scholarship, Service, and Leadership
The National Honor Society gives students a place to hone their leadership skills and receive the recognition they have earned.

The Elizabeth Daggon Chapter of The National Honor Society

Students with a cumulative numerical average of 90.5 and who demonstrate high standards of scholarship, service, leadership, and character as well as maintain a clean disciplinary record may receive an invitation to become a member of the Elizabeth Daggon Chapter of NHS. Students may apply for membership during sophomore or junior year. Members must participate in chapter and individual service projects to benefit the school and community.

Chapter Bylaws

Article I: Name and Purpose
  • Section 1: The name of this chapter shall be the Elizabeth Daggon Chapter of the National Honor Society of Fayette Academy.
  • Section 2: The purpose of this chapter shall be to create an enthusiasm for scholarship, to stimulate a desire to render service, to promote worthy leadership, and to encourage the development of character in students at Fayette Academy
Article II: Membership
  • Section 1: Membership in this chapter shall be known as active, honorary, and graduate. Active members become graduate members at graduation. Graduate and honorary members have no voice or vote in chapter affairs.
  • Section 2: Membership in this chapter is an honor bestowed upon deserving students by the faculty, and shall be based on the criteria of scholarship, service, leadership, and character.
  • Section 3: Eligibility
  1. Candidates eligible for election to this chapter must be members of the rising junior or senior class.
  2. To be eligible for selection to membership in this chapter, the candidate must have been in attendance for a period of one year at Fayette Academy.
  3. Candidates eligible for selection to membership in this chapter shall have a minimum cumulative numerical average of a 90.5. This scholastic level of achievement shall remain fixed, and shall be the required minimum level of scholastic achievement for admission to candidacy. All students who can rise in scholarship to or above such standard may be admitted to candidacy for selection to membership.
  4. Effective as of the beginning of the 2018-2019 school year, all candidates for election to this chapter must complete at least twenty hours of community service and have these hours documented in RenWeb prior to being elected.

e. Upon meeting the grade level, attendance, GPA, conduct, and community service requirements, candidates shall then be considered based on their service, leadership, and character.

Article III: Selection of Members
  • Section 1: The selection of members to this chapter shall be by a majority vote of the Faculty Council consisting of five faculty members appointed by the principal. The chapter adviser shall be the sixth, non-voting, ex officio member of the Faculty Council.
  • Section 2: Prior to selection, the following shall occur:
  1. Student’s academic records shall be reviewed to determine scholastic eligibility.
  2. Students who are eligible scholastically (“candidates”) shall be notified and asked to complete and submit the Student Activity Information Form for further consideration for selection.
  3. The faculty shall be requested to evaluate candidates determined to be scholastically eligible using the official evaluation form provided by the chapter adviser.
  4. The Faculty Council shall review the Student Activity Information Form and faculty evaluations in order to determine membership.
  • Section 3: The selection of new active members shall be held once a year during the second semester of the high school year.
  • Section 4: Candidates become members when inducted at a special ceremony.
  • Section 5: Once selected and inducted, all members are expected to maintain the standards by which they were selected and maintain all obligations of membership.
  • Section 6: An active member of the National Honor Society who transfers from this school will be given a letter indicating the status of his or her membership and signed by the principal or chapter adviser.
  • Section 7: An active member of National Honor Society who transfers to this school will be automatically accepted for membership in this chapter. The Faculty Council shall grant to the transferring member one semester to attain the membership requirements and, thereafter, this member must maintain those requirements for this chapter in order to retain his or her membership.

**Note: Any student found guilty of cheating, failing a school-administered drug test, or who is convicted of a criminal offense will be denied admission to the National Honor Society, or if already a member, will be permanently expelled.