Interested in applying to National Honor Society?

Due to the pandemic, some changes were made regarding this year's application process to National Honor Society. If you are interested in applying to NHS, please check out the resources below and be sure that you are completing the application for this academic year (2020-2021). 

Here is a digital version of the 2020-2021 NHS Application and here is a link to video instructions that explain the app and the changes made for this year.  

Applications are due to Mrs. Larsen or Mrs. Von Glan by April 2, 2021. Here is a document detailing instructions for submitting your NHS application, either on paper or in a digital format. 

Thank you for your interest in National Honor Society! Mrs. Von Glan ( and Mrs. Larsen ( would be happy to answer any other questions you may have. 

What is National Honor Society?

National Honor Society (NHS) is an honorary organization that recognizes student academic achievement, extracurricular involvement, and community service.

Why apply for membership?

Membership in this organization is an immediate flag for potential employers, colleges, and scholarship committees that the faculty of your high school recognized you as an outstanding member of the school community. It is a prestigious award and highly recognized.

What do I need to apply?

Application for NHS is open to sophomores and juniors who possess the following qualities: a cumulative grade point average of 3.55 (on a 4.0 scale) or higher, show evidence of satisfactory participation in multiple athletic and academic activities at Waconia High School, perform a minimum of 40 and up to 80 additional hours of community service, and one's character must be held in high esteem. Additional information and volunteer opportunities can be found on our Schoology page: Waconia NHS Interest Group (Access Code: XMNXN-MQ7TT); a hard copy of the application form can be obtained by seeing one of the advisers.

When do I apply?

Forms for membership to the Waconia High School National Honor Society Chapter are due to WHS's NHS faculty advisors Alyssa Larsen or Nelia Von Glan on or before April 2, 2021. Forms for candidacy then will be reviewed and voted on by the selection committee and you will be notified in writing of your acceptance status.