For more information contact:

Ms. Gabriella Starita

Silver Diner fundraiser 10.03.18

The Kennedy NHS will be hosting a fundraiser on Wednesday, October 3rd, at the Rockville Silver Diner. Come support NHS and enjoy a delicious meal with family and friends!

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

2017-18 Board and Committees

Executive Board:
President: Alexander Quinto
Vice President: Veronica Abebe
Secretary: Priscilla Hounkponou
Treasurer: Leticia Sato
Historian: Queanna Walker

Congratulations to the 2018-19 National Honor Society Members!

Eilem Aguilar     Deajah Harris     Julia Bravo
Jennalyn Arcilla     Meher Hemnani     Anna Brobbey-Mensah
Sophia Andrea Averion     Fatmata Jalloh     Julia Brotman
Peyton Baggett     Ceilidh Kern     Camryn Carnegie-McCloud
Jose Belloso Escobar     Bersabeh Kifle     Henry Haley Goldman
Nathalia Bonfim Neves Da Silver     Jasmin Littleton     Christopher Herrera
Faith Cooper     Olivia Miller     Jaylah Moore-Ross
Kuds Desta     Adriana Quinonez Solano     Xuleyka Ogiata
Elaine Fekadu     Daphne Ranti     KC Nicole Reyes
Yanelee Felicien     Tatiana Rubio     Feven Tadesse
Ayantu Feyissa     Awad Tambal     Natalie Vasconez
Brook Fikre     Danica Tchamologne     Daniela Velasco
Eber Guzman-Cruz     Ruth Amde      

JFK NHS double group photos stacked

Calendar of Upcoming Events

Social Networking

Instagram: @JFKNHS
Twitter: @JFKNHS