Welcome to the webpage for the Howard Day Chapter of the National Honor Society! The National Honor Society is founded upon the principles of scholarship, leadership, service, and character. Our chapter is named for Mr. Howard Day, a local man who lost his life in World War II. He exemplified the idea of national honor. Mr. Howard Day’s sister and son still provide this organization with a generous donation, made annually to the Edgerton Area Foundation.
To be eligible for our NHS chapter, students must be juniors or seniors and have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.50. Eligible students apply for membership, and applications are reviewed by a faculty committee. Students are selected to be members based upon the extent to which they display scholarship, leadership, service, and character.
Our chapter members participate in the following ways throughout the year:
- Planning and participating in the Induction Ceremony
- Walking elementary students to the public library for LEGO Club each week
- Organizing and working at two Red Cross blood drives that take place at the high school
- Raising money for the local Angel Tree by taking part in a Bowl-a-Thon
- Planning activities for the whole student body that promote safe driving during the Williams County Buckle Up Bowl
- Planning and participating in the high school Academic Awards Ceremony that takes place at the end of the year
- Serving at the local free lunch program during the summer
- Completing various service projects as needs arise in the school and community
Edgerton High School, as an affiliated chapter of the National Honor Society, specifically forbids the former practice known as the "NHS Kidnapping" or any activities that are suggestive of or could be perceived in any way as hazing or initiation rituals in chapter activities, including the NHS selection process. Beginning with the 2021-2022 academic year, the "NHS Kidnapping" has been replaced with a welcome luncheon for newly selected candidates.