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This year is, for obvious reasons, a bit unusual. We are doing the application process and induction of new members in the fall that would normally have been done last spring -- which sets us behind for counting service hours. (Returning members are encouraged to keep track of any service hours you complete on your own during first semester).

We are currently in the process of appointing a new Faculty Adviser for NHS at PHHS. That person, as well as the PH NHS Faculty Council, will be revisiting the NHS Constitution and making updates. In addition, changes to the number of service hours required for just this unusual year are likely to be implemented. We will have more information about those specifics between now and Winter Break.

Any revisions implemented for this year will take into consideration the late start for inductees and the unique limitations of this school year for all members. We will not aim to make it difficult for members to show service to community.

Returning members, during this time, should focus on their academic progress and on showing strong character and leadership of peers (by setting a positive example in the virtual learning environment as well as leadership in any official leadership position you may currently hold).


A first round of invitations to apply for NHS membership at PH went out at the end of September. A second round will go out after October 16. Invitations to apply are sent, along with the online application, to students' RCPS email accounts. The deadline to apply is October 30.

Returning Members

We are currently accepting applications for group leaders (officers). The form to apply is located in FILES below. Please return a digital copy to Ms. Renard-Spicer at


NHS Scholarship

Applications are being accepted online. Please apply at (you will need to create an account). Scholarship recipients are selected by National NHS, not PHHS. Deadline to apply is December 11, 2020.

LINK to scholarship information page online