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All National Honor Society members and prospective members must complete the school-wide community service Salvation Army Toy and Food Drive.  Deadline to bring in as many cans of food as you can AND at least one toy is Thursday November 9th.


Registration is now open for the full slate in the National Honor Society’s (NHS) college admission and financial aid planning 2016-17 webinar series.

Save the date and register now for these informative sessions:

“The College Application Process: An Insider’s View”
Wednesday, September 28, 7:00-8:00 p.m. (ET)

Getting accepted by an applicant’s top college choice involves more than completing the application. This webinar will identify for applicants key points in the process, including building relationships and demonstrating interest.

Download a flier about this webinar here.

The FAFSA: What You Need to Know Now
Wednesday, October 26, 7:00-8:00 p.m. (ET)

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is a gateway to many financial aid opportunities in higher education. This year the FAFSA becomes available on October 1, three months earlier than it has been historically. This webinar is a great opportunity for families to learn the intricacies of completing this online form to open financial aid options.

Early Planning for College Affordability
Wednesday, February 15, 2017, 7:00-8:00 p.m. (ET)

When it comes to affording college, experts will tell you: Plan early! This webinar will acquaint participants with the vocabulary and terminology associated with saving for college as well as the opportunities available to make college affordable.

Choosing the College that’s Best for You
Wednesday, March 22, 2017, 7:00-8:00 p.m. (ET)

It’s great to get accepted to college. But when a student is accepted to multiple schools, then a decision must be made. This session will help students answer the important questions: Where will I be most comfortable and perform best? Which school will be my best “fit”?

First Steps in Your College Search
Wednesday, April 19, 2017, 7:00-8:00 p.m. (ET)

This session will give participants the building blocks to begin the college search process…and not get overwhelmed. Go beyond the checklists and timelines and get ready to learn the questions to ask from experts on the front lines.

Registration is now open. Parents are welcome to register too. In fact, you and your professional counseling staff are welcome to participate. Register by visiting



The NHS Virtual College Fair is coming!

Save the date
Thursday, October 20
2:00–10:00 p.m. (ET)
11:00–7:00 p.m. (PT)

Register here!


NHS Members:  There is a new scholarship search tool for National Honor Society members to help find college scholarships.  Members can visit and enter the pillars (scholarship, service, leadership, character) most aligned to your accomplishments.  This will send you to appropriate scholarship opportunities.

Sophomores, juniors, and seniors:  Anyone interested in joining the National Honor Society must complete all requirements below prior to the February application deadline for each year.

The National Honor Society recognizes 10th –12th grade students who have attended Liberty for at least one semester and demonstrated outstanding performance in four areas:

  • Scholarship requirements are to earn and maintain a cumulative 3.0 or higher GPA.  Students earn 1 point for a GPA of 3.0 –3.4, and 2 points for a GPA of 3.5 and higher.
  • Leadership requirements can vary, but would include ASB offices held, athletic participation, club membership, community involvement, and many other school and non-school related activities.  Candidates earn 1 point for a single activity and 2 points for involvement in two or more activities.
  • Service requirement are those contributions a candidate has made to classmates, school, and community.  Every candidate is required to participate in one school wide community service project each year determined by Liberty’s chapter of the NHS and one individual project each year chosen by the student.  Project must be different than one assigned by a teacher for class. Candidates earn 1 point for the school-wide project and 1 point for the individual project.
  • A person of Character demonstrates the following qualities: respect, responsibility, trustworthiness, fairness, caring and citizenship. One point is earned in this category with the sign off of a Liberty High School Staff member. Suspension and/or academic dishonesty disqualifies the student.

Candidates must earn a minimum of  5 points in order to become a National Honor Society member.  At least one point from each of the four categories (Scholarship, Leadership, Service and Character) is required.  Membership is not assumed each school year, and candidates must apply each February in grades 10 –12 to renew membership.  Lifetime membership is the highest honor and only students who have demonstrated membership for all three years will earn this status.  A Faculty Council will review each candidate’s application in February and students will be selected.  Senior members will be honored in the spring at an appropriate ceremony and seniors who have been members for three years will be rewarded with the wearing of honorary regalia at graduation.


National Honor Society is a nationally recognized organization and looks impressive on college applications.  Deserving students will also have the opportunity to apply for college scholarships.  The NHS Application must be picked up in the counseling office and completed during the application period each February as advertised in the daily bulletin. A $10 contribution and the application need to be returned to Mrs. Sanchez by the due date.  No exceptions. A list of accepted students, based on the above selection criteria on the application, will be posted on the NHS board in the counseling office.