National Honor Society


The National Honor Society

Founded in 1921, the National Honor Society is both a reward and an opportunity for students who excel in the NHS Pillars of scholarship, service, leadership, and character. NHS is an experiment in providing a meaningful outlet to the collective talent and creativity of some of the brightest, most motivated students at JFKS.

The JFKS NHS Chapter Bylaws detail the selection process. Grade 11 students with a 3.5 grade point average or higher are invited to apply.  Prospective members submit an application. Then the JFKS high school faculty rates applicants on criteria of leadership, character, and service. Following this, a five-member JFKS NHS Faculty Council deliberates the qualifications of each candidate and chooses NHS members by majority vote. The NHS Adviser administers the Faculty Council but is not a voting member. Applicants are notified of the decision of the Faculty Council. Selected members are then inducted into the National Honor Society.

Under the advisement of Mr. Lazar, NHS members dutifully and tirelessly commit themselves to 40 hours of public service per year. At least half of these hours are spent in group endeavors in which members can serve and learn together.

Please contact National Honor Society Adviser Mr. Lazar () if NHS can serve you.


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John F. Kennedy School

Teltower Damm 87-93
14167 Berlin, Germany

High School (7-12)

American Secretary:
+ 49 30 90299 5758
German Secretary:
+ 49 30 90299 5710
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Elementary School (EC-6)

Phone: + 49 30 90299 5711
Fax: + 49 30 90299 6377