New Rules For NHS: Part II


Photo courtesy of St. Mary's Public County Schools

By: Delia Geyer/ Content Editor

The new rules for National Honor Society (NHS) hours were already laid out in the article linked below, but they have since been updated.

New Rule for NHS Members: Will Your Hours Still Count?

The rule was changed earlier this school year to be that no volunteer hours would be accepted towards the 4 hours needed for Honor Society if they were done during the school day. For example, helping out with elementary field days, or doing recycling.

However, the rules were updated.

At most, two hours during school time can count towards volunteer hours. Also, you must have already done some hours outside of school before you are eligible to help out during school.

The reason for the most recent change, according to The National Honor Society Adviser, Sarah Yeust, is due to not wanting to discourage students from contributing inside the school.

Yeust says, “The only eligible school day activities (that can count for hours) are tutoring, recycling, and assisting in the Life-Skills classroom with special events.”



Delia Geyer is a 12th grade, second year journalism student. She is a member of the National Honor Society, and a three year participant in the program Big Brothers Big Sisters. Her favorite pastimes include playing the violin and the clarinet, learning about history and government, and hanging out with her two dogs Beezer and Roger. After high school, she plans to go to college to major in history, and then proceed to law school to become a family lawyer.