Due to increased response the deadline date to submit the application is extended to May 1, 2014. Any questions, contact Mr. Allen Powell
The Outstanding Chapter Award will be presented to any NTHS Chapter that achieves a score of 120 points or more out of a possible 140 points.
Scoring will be based on supporting evidence and written documentation that the school is meeting the objective for each of the seven core values described below.
Your school’s bound presentation should include:
• Table of Contents
• Completed entry form
• Letter of endorsement from your school’s Chief Executive Officer
• Documentation for each of the seven core values arranged in separate tabbed sections.
Only one entry per chapter will be considered. Entries must be postmarked on or before March 1st.
The Outstanding Chapter Award is based on the following core values:
- Skill and Scholarship - maximum of 20 points
- Does your NTHS Chapter help raise scholastic standards at your institution, increase public awareness, build a positive image for your school?
- Activities designed to promote skill development, scholarship, and educational excellence in your school and community should involve NTHS members, faculty, and staff. The program should create greater opportunities for student recognition and increased community awareness. Both student and honorary NTHS membership should figure prominently into your school’s honors and recognition program and public relations initiatives.
- Honesty - maximum of 20 points
- Are your members able to interact with and learn from local business leaders?
- Activities designed to encourage workplace honesty among your students should be driven by leaders of local business and industry. Programs should bring business professionals and NTHS members face-to-face so that students can learn the importance of this value to their success and career.
- Service - maximum of 20 points
- Are your members involved in community service learning?
- Service initiatives should center on programs for the greater good of the community. Members should learn more about community needs, develop plans to address these needs, make decisions, and carry out successful programs that make a positive impact and a visible difference in the community.
- Responsibility - maximum of 20 points
- How do your NTHS members learn to handle responsibility?
- Activities should create opportunities for members to gain experience and assume responsibility at school and in the community.
- Citizenship - maximum of 20 points
- How do your members exercise their citizenship rights and responsibilities?
- NTHS members are citizens and should be given opportunities to demonstrate pride in their community and nations. Promoting citizenship is their responsibility as members of the Society.
- Leadership - maximum of 20 points
- Are there opportunities for members to learn to follow and learn to lead?
- Leadership programs should create opportunity for the development of leadership skills for members, officers, and fellow students. Chapter activities should encourage leadership roles within the Society, the school, and community.
- Growth and Development - maximum of 20 points
- Does your chapter have growth and development plans?
Healthy NTHS Chapters are energetic and growing. They actively seek ways to promote educational excellence, serve school and community, and increase both student and honorary membership. Healthy chapters also actively help establish new NTHS Chapters at other schools.
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