National Honor Society

Honeoye Falls-Lima National Honor Society  


President:  Philip Ackerman
VP-Academics:  Cole Siewart
VP-Community Service:  Lindsay Cody
Public Relations Officers:  Sam Tvrdik
Secretary: Dana Szczublewski
Treasurer:  Alexis Schiedel


Mrs  Dianne Witkowski

Mrs Nicole Glavin

NHS officers and a committee of current and perspective members have met to review the NHS bylaws.  Our current bylaws have not been looked at since 2002! All felt it was time to update and clarify points related to: membership eligibility, dues, officer responsibilities and service hours.  Please review the document below in preparation for our December 13 meeting and discussion.
Bylaws draft 2019

December Service 
NHS students are very busy this month supporting the work of the Salvation Army.  Bell ringing occurs at each of the markets in Honeoye Falls and Mendon on weekends. Drop boxes for new or gently used childrens books are located throughout the school district and community. We truly appreciate the support of this caring and generous community.

October Service Fundraiser

The HFL National Honor Society will hold a community service fundraiser to support the fight against breast cancer.  NHS students will sell pink t-shirts (cost$20) celebrating the importance of community and working together to fight this disease.  HS students can purchase shirts during lunches Oct 2-7.  The community can purchase them by submitting the form attached to Mrs Harvey in the Attendance office or Mrs Witkowski in the Counseling Center.  T-shirts will be available for distribution October 23.  All will be encouraged to wear the shirts at upcoming sporting events at the end of October. One half of the monies raised will go to the American Cancer Society

NHS extends a big thank you to Lupinetti's Hair Styling, Rucks Pizza and Mendon Spring Farms for helping us with this project. 

Service to Others

Community Service Activity

To receive credit for volunteering outside the site, follow the procedures below using the appropriate form.  Please email Mrs Witkowski  if you have any questions.

Check your Attendance and Contact time/Service hours:

NHS Signup Activities:

Sports Boosters:  Chow Hut

NHS Alternative Activity

To be used only if you cannot attend an NHS supported activity. Your alternative activity must align with the four pillars of NHS and be genuinely beneficial to the community. Form must be submitted to Mrs Witkowski. 

1 contact credit will be given for each approved alternate activity, regardless of length; 1 per semester

Alternative Activity Form


NHS Event Partnership

NHS will partner with school related organizations as a way to increase volunteers for our community events and increase community service opportunities for NHS members. If you are a part of a group that is hosting an event that aligns with the 4 pillars of NHS, complete the following form and submit it to Mrs Witkowski 2 weeks before the event.  The opportunity will then be posted in if approved.

NHS Event Partnership form


NHS Service Project Proposal

NHS aims to complete a two long term service projects each year. Use this form to propose a project idea. The idea(s) that best fit the values and goals of NHS will be voted on by the members. Submit project proposals to Mrs Witkowski or NHS President by November 30 for Spring 2020. 

Project Proposal Form 

Project Proposal Sample




Requirements and Expectations:

The National Honor Society is an organization of students who meet the highest standards of Scholarship, Leadership, Character, and Service.  Students must have junior or senior status.  There is an application and selection process in order to obtain membership into this group.



The student consistently acts as a positive role model for others, demonstrates an optimistic, can do attitude, is polite and well mannered; The student shows the highest ethical and moral behaviors in academic, athletic and community pursuits.  Attendance at all obligations and clean speech is expected.


The student must consistently maintain a GPA of 3.63 


The student must show leadership both in and out of the classroom, engage in an identified position of leadership in other community or sport organization, act as a guiding force in another organization, meaningful activity or project, and otherwise serve as a role model to others.  Leadership is consistently demonstrating initiative and taking responsibility for one's own or a group's actions.


The student energetically participates in activities that assist and benefit others without pay.  

These qualities will be monitored regularly by the advisers and officers of the organization.  Students who do not consistently meet these standards will be addressed via a formal hearing that includes: adviser, student, parent, and high school administration.  Disciplinary options will include: mentoring, probationary period, dismissal or other appropriate action.

Selection to NHS

  • Eligible junior and senior students will be identified by GPA requirements by mid September. Letters of invitation and application will be sent to the student's home.

  • NHS Candidate Applications will be due prior to October 1. 

  • A Faculty Review committee will meet to verify that candidates meet eligibility criteria beyond the academic cutoff.

  • Candidates will be considered probationary until the Induction ceremony set for mid January. Probationary members must attend scheduled meetings and participate in NHS activities.

  • Full membership will require maintaining the NHS organization expectations listed above, attending regularly scheduled meetings and participating in NHS sponsored community service activities.

More detailed explanation regarding selection and disciplinary process will be available from the advisers and NHS officers.

The Honeoye Falls-Lima Central School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs, activities, employment, and admissions; and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups.

The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: David Leahy, Compliance Officer/Coordinator, at: Email -, Telephone - (585) 624-7181, Address - 20 Church Street, Honeoye Falls, NY 14472. Inquiries concerning the application of the Honeoye Falls-Lima Central School District non-discrimination policies may also be referred to the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights (OCR), 32 Old Slip, 26th Floor, New York, NY 10005, Telephone (646) 428-3800 (voice) or (800) 877-8339 (TTY).

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