NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
Prizes Up for Grabs in the Adviser Online Community
You asked for it. We delivered. It’s your very own Adviser Online Community. Have you joined yet? Log in by May 31 and reply to one discussion topic to be eligible for this month’s prize: one of five $50 gift cards! The community features discussion forums, news and resources, a networking database to connect you with fellow members, and more. Visit community.nassp.org and join the conversation today.
Complete the 2017 Adviser Survey
The annual adviser survey is now open! The survey enables NHS and NJHS to collect data about the volunteer school and community service activities, showing the remarkable collective effort of chapters and members in building positive climate. To thank you for your participation, we are offering $25 Visa gift cards to eight randomly chosen respondents. Fill out the survey by June 30 for your chance to win. Link to the survey below or find a link on the home page of the respective websites.
Take the NHS survey here »
Take the NJHS survey here »
Adviser of the Year Announced
Congratulations to Kelli Bradley of Mount Pleasant High School in Wilmington, DE, who has been selected as the recipient of the 2017 Rynearson National Adviser of the Year. Kelli has served as an NHS adviser for the past 11 years, earning the respect and appreciation of her students and principal. Learn more about her here.
NJHS Outstanding Achievement Award Recipients Announced
Thank you to all of the NJHS advisers who nominated members for the NJHS Outstanding Achievement Award. A total of 500 honorees have been selected to receive a $500 college savings award each, which will kick-start their savings for future success. Recipients’ families have been notified by mail and email, and NJHS advisers and principals have been sent a list of the recipients for their schools. To see the complete list of recipients, visit the NJHS website.
NHS Scholarship Program Honorees Notified
A round of applause for the recipients of a 2016–17 NHS Scholarship. The national winner, Gavin Arneson of Clear Creek High School in Evergreen, CO, will attend NYU to study nursing in the fall. National finalists and semifinalists, their advisers, and their principals have been notified. The full list of this year’s recipients will be posted on the NHS website in June. The application process will reopen in fall 2017. Visit the NHS Scholarship Program page for the latest updates.
Celebrating the Nation’s Top Volunteers
State honorees in the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards are now gathered in Washington, D.C., for national recognition activities. As part of the event, 10 students will be named national honorees as the top youth volunteers. This is the nation’s largest youth recognition program based exclusively on volunteer community service. NASSP, parent organization of NHS and NJHS, is a program sponsor. Learn more about the winners.
ESPECIALLY FOR STUDENTS
Save the Date—Virtual College Fair, May 25
NASSP will host a virtual college fair that gives every student in your school the opportunity to explore and interact with colleges nationwide. It’s a great time and cost saver in the college discovery process. The event takes place Thursday, May 25, from 2:00 to 10:00 p.m. (ET)/11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. (PT). Share this news with your counseling staff and encourage your entire student body (and their parents) to log on from any device and chat with college admission representatives. Even graduating seniors will find value in participating, since arrival tips will be shared for those preparing to matriculate to a chosen institution in the fall. Register at www.NASSPVirtualCollegeFair.com.
College Application Essay Writing Workshops Available
A new college application season will soon commence. “The College Essay: First Steps” is the latest virtual college application essay writing workshop now available for NHS students to watch any time on demand. All of the virtual workshops are ready to watch throughout the summer. Suggest your NHS members take advantage of these sessions and lessen the stress associated with the essay writing exercise. To log on, members will need your school affiliation number. Visit www.nhs.us/virtualNHS. Let your newly inducted NHS members know about this too!
College Admission Planning Webinars Ready to Watch
Summer is a great time for members to catch up on any of the college admission planning webinars from the 2016–17 season. All of the webinars have been recorded for viewing any time 24/7. The titles of this year’s webinars are:
- The College Application Process: An Insider’s View
- The FAFSA: What You Need to Know Now
- Early Planning for College Affordability
- Choosing the College That’s Best for You
- First Steps in Your College Search
Visit www.nhs.us/webinars or www.njhs.us/webinars to watch any one. Your members will need your school affiliation number to access the recordings. Share this with returning and new members!
HONOR SOCIETY TIPS AND TOOLS
Will you be passing the baton as the NHS or NJHS chapter adviser when the school year ends? If so, please notify the national office by completing the online Adviser Change Form on the NHS or NJHS website. In addition, please be sure to direct the incoming adviser to the online Adviser Resource Center. Even veteran advisers should visit the center to become familiar with the resources available. Visit www.nhs.us/arc or www.njhs.us/arc.
Renew Before You Leave for Summer
Renewing your chapter is easier than ever. Advisers can renew online or download the renewal form to pay by check. A how-to video is also available to help advisers navigate the process to renew by credit card online. If you prefer to pay by check, you and your principal should have received a letter and invoice in the mail. Be sure to renew by June 30 for uninterrupted communication into the next school year.
Renew your NHS affiliation here » Renew your NJHS affiliation here »
NATIONAL STUDENT PROJECT DATABASE
There are more than 6,000 project ideas available at your fingertips! Log in now to the National Student Project Database on the NHS and NJHS websites for ideas from other schools and to submit your own successful projects!
Reminder: Please enter only projects that have been completed by your chapter, not proposed project ideas. Include project dates and photos (if you have them) along with your project description.
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