National Honor Society
Ms. Noel Miller Email: [email protected]
The National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) officially established the National Honor Society in 1921. Though many local and regional honor societies existed prior to 1921, no nationwide organization had been founded. Under the leadership of Dr. Edward Rynearson, principal of the Fifth Avenue High School in Pittsburgh, the organization grew from the original Alpha Chapter at the Fifth Avenue School to more than 1,000 chapters by 1930. Equipped with a constitution, an emblem and motto, and a group of dedicated principals as coordinators, the new NHS organization quickly developed into one of the country’s leading educational groups.
NHS will celebrate its centennial anniversary on March 1, 2021.
Centreville High School's chapter of NHS is a Junior-Senior club, and membership is by invitation only. If an 11th or 12th grade student has a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher, an application will be mailed home the 1st week of October.