For more information contact:


Coordinator:
Ms. Gabriella Starita
 
Telephone:
240-740-0064

National Honor Society

Mission Statement

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

JFK National Honor Society group photo 2016
"Efforts and courage are not enough without purpose and direction.”
—John F. Kennedy, 1960

Our Sponsor

Ms. Gabriella Starita is the sponsor of John F. Kennedy’s National Honors Society. She has been actively running NHS for five years and provides Kennedy students with opportunities for leadership roles to help them advance their community as well as build good character within themselves.

4 Pillars of the National Honor Society

  • Leadership
  • Character
  • Service
  • Academics/Scholarship

Requirements to Apply for for Membership

  • Scholarship: Per national guidelines, at a minimum, students must have a cumulative GPA of 3.40.
  • Service: This involves voluntary contributions made by a student to the school or community, done without compensation.
  • Leadership: Student leaders are those who are resourceful, good problem solvers, and idea contributors. Leadership experiences can be drawn from school or community activities while working with or for others.
  • Character: The student of good character is cooperative; demonstrates high standards of honesty and reliability; shows courtesy, concern, and respect for others; and generally maintains a clean disciplinary record.

Requirements to Maintain Membership

  • Minimum quarterly GPA is 3.40
  • 30 service hours during the school year in representation of NHS (over and above MCPS-required SSL hours for graduation)
  • Attend monthly meetings and committee meetings
  • Demonstrate the 4 pillars in all areas

2018-19 Board and Committees

Executive Board:
President: Rony Garcia-Vivas
Vice President: Kelsey Folley
Secretary: De'Andra Bailey
Treasurer: Lulit Shewangizaw
Historian: Adriana Quinonez

Congratulations to the 2019-20 National Honor Society Members!

Meklit Abebe     Aylin Aguilon Vasquez     Alexa Amaya
John Joshua Arukwe     Analya Benalcazar Guevara     Claudia Benitez Guevara
Kaylynn Bromell     Cynthia Flores     Betsy Garcia Vigil
Francesca Gasasira     Sofia Gomes     Natalia Gonzalez
Rio Alexi Gutierrez     Allison Hahn     Ariful Haque
Zahra Iskandar     Michael Joshua     Michael Joshua
Nolawit Kebede     Kewan Kidanemariam     Chloe King
Ivy Le     Rose-Marie Marcel     Lesly Marquez
Daniela Mejia Aguilar     Ablavi Modjinou     Bryan Nguyen
Asia Nuchurch     Emmanuela Obio-Amauwa     Bamidele Odubayo
Jacqueline Oviedo     Marcela Perez-Armas     Julianna Ramirez
Christian Regis     Andrea Renderos Ibañez     Sarah Rivera
Alexa Rubio     Wintana Samson     Gabrielle Sarino
Fernanda Sato     Feven Shonga     K'Lor Simms
Dana Tambal     Lorena Tchouwa Sakisa     Djenebou Traore
Daniel Truong     Nichele Washington     Nuhamin Wolde
Tina Zhang     Tamara Zuniga      

JFK NHS double group photos stacked

Calendar of Upcoming Events

Social Networking

Instagram: @JFKNHS
Twitter: @JFKNHS