Western Dubuque High School at Epworth
Address: 302 5th Ave. SW | Epworth , IA 52045
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National Honor Society


Sara Blair
Phone:  563-876-3442 x3021
Amanda Willenborg
Phone:  563-876-3442 x3069

National Honor Society

The selection process for new members of NHS begins in February. Steps are as follows:

  1. All juniors and seniors who have a GPA of 3.3 are academically eligible. On February 6, 2018, students who are academically eligible will be notified via an announcement list placed outside the Counseling office. A daily Bobcat bulletin announcement will alert students to the presence of this list.
  2. On February 16, 2018, a meeting will be held for interested students to explain the application procedures. A packet containing application forms will be given to each interested student. Completed forms will be submitted to the advisor by March 7, 2018, and these will be scanned for teachers to review. All teachers will receive a list of eligible students who have applied.
  3. All teachers are to review the student applications and note any concerns about any of the candidates that they may have in the areas of leadership, character, scholarship, or service.
  4. By March 23, 2018, each teacher will contact his or her assigned NHS faculty council member with his or her list of approved candidates and voice their concerns about those whose eligibility they may question.
  5. Based on the teacher’s recommendations in their group, each faculty council member will submit their list of candidates’ names to the advisors, indicating “yes” to those they approve for nominations and “no” to those who should be denied membership. The advisors will tally each of the faculty council members’ votes. (These tallies remain confidential). Three out of the five faculty council members must have voted for a candidate, for the candidate to be selected.
  6. A meeting with the faculty council is scheduled for March 28, 2018, to determine which candidates will be selected to the WDHS National Honor Society.
  7. The candidates are informed of their selection or denial by a letter on April 13, 2018.
  8. Induction is scheduled for May 2, 2018 at 7:30 in the old gym.

(The process of election is under the supervision and direction of the national office of NHS and designated in the handbook).

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