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National Honor Society

Welcome to the website of the Southwest Chapter of National Honor Society! NHS is a service-based organization where members work to improve our community through community service and volunteerism.

Here at Southwest, we perform a number of important activities:

  • we collect recycling bins once a week from all of the classrooms,
  • we set up, volunteer at, and run at least 3 blood drives each year,
  • we volunteer at charities that help out in our community, such as Loaves and Fishes, as well as charities that work to improve the world, such as Feed My Starving Children,
  • we run the annual Sadie's Dance sometime in late fall or early winter,
  • and we work overall and as much as possible to make our community the best it can be.

More information can be found on the national NHS website.

Our methods of providing information include:

  • this website
  • the message board located just outside the lunchroom
  • email (please email us if you are a member of NHS but not on the mailing list)
  • Remind/text (click this link to join the remind: (Best method to learn about everything NHS-related)

Sophomores and Juniors interested in applying for membership into National Honors Society (NHS) can pick up an application in either the office or from Mr Kohnert (E102) or Ms Jevne-See (W204). Applicants should have a strong commitment to the community and school, plus have a GPA of at least 3.3. Applications are due no later than 3:15 on Thursday, May 3rd to either Ms Jevne-See or Mr Kohnert. Applications turned in after due date will have to wait until the fall to apply.

Contact Us


The Southwest Chapter of National Honor Society is run by two advisors and a student board. You can contact us by emailing Rachel Jevne-See at, Robert Kohnert at, or the current president of the board Cole Graber-Mitchell at

Don't hesitate to reach out! We'd love to hear any of your ideas and answer any questions about National Honor Society and how it's run and what it does at Southwest High School.


May 24, 2018

NHS elections will be held during advisory in the auditorium. 

April 25th, 2018

Applications for induction into NHS next year have been released! They are due on May 3rd, with a hard deadline. Please contact us for more information. Remember that even if you are accepted into NHS this spring, you are not a full member and have no duties until you are inducted in the next school year. Find the application here!

December 11th, 2017

Save the date for our upcoming blood drive! In a couple weeks on December 22nd we will be hosting Memorial Blood Center in the West Gym. Come give blood and help save lives! Giving blood during the holiday season is particularly important, as not many people donate around this time and lots of people need transfusions. Tell your neighbors, and let's try to make a huge difference!

November 5th, 2017

The Sadie's Dance has been scheduled for November 10th, this Friday. All NHS members are required to attend the dance. If you cannot come, please email us as soon as possible.

We had excellent attendance at Feed My Starving Children this past Thursday! Thank-you to all of the NHS members who came and helped to package food for those who need it.

October 10th, 2017

Congratulations to all new NHS members accepted this fall! A full list of accepted members can be found in the sidebar on the right.

If you are on the list, you must come to the Induction Ceremony in the auditorium on October 25, from 6:30 - 8:00 PM.

If you applied but were not accepted, you can always try again next year!

October 6th, 2017

The window to submit applications will be closed this afternoon at 3:15. If you have been accepted you will hear from us shortly by email. The full list of students accepted will also be posted here and online when it is available.

The first blood drive is finished! We donated 63 units of blood, with 42 first time donors! Thank you for donating and helping to save lives and improve research.

The induction ceremony for this fall is scheduled for October 25th, from 6:30 - 8:00 PM. If you have already been accepted to NHS, make sure to save the date. If you haven't but have applied, please stay tuned to see if you have been accepted.

October 2, 2017

Due to the large number of requests, applications will stay open for a few days. Please turn them in as soon as possible.

September 15, 2017

Applications are now out! Find them in the main office. The due date is October 2nd.

If you have already been inducted to NHS and are a full, active member, please fill out this survey for contact info:

If you were accepted to NHS the spring of 2017, you are not currently a full member and you have no obligation to come to any meetings or perform any duties until you are inducted sometime the last two weeks of October.