A photo of some graduates.

The National Honor Society logo.

The National Honor Society (NHS) is the nation’s premier organization established to recognize outstanding high school students. More than just an honor roll, NHS serves to recognize those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of scholarship, service, leadership, and character. These characteristics have been associated with membership in the organization since its beginning in 1921.

To become a member of the Pocola chapter of National Honor Society students have to meet all of the following:

- be a sophomore, junior or senior in high school

- have a cumulative GPA of 3.67 in high school

- show leadership qualities during school and in the community

- get at least 10 hours of community service a year