National Honor Society

Information Packet

The information packet is what most students call an “application.” We call it an information packet, because a committee of teachers looks at the information to determine who will be offered membership in National Honor Society at Hanford High School. Spring packets are due by Wednesday, April 10 at 3 p.m.

Packet instructions

Information Packet



To be eligible for membership, a student must be at least a junior and meet the four criteria set by the National Honor Society and clarified by Hanford High School.

  • Scholarship: The student must have a cumulative GPA of 3.65 and also a current semester GPA of 3.65 and be taking at least two classes at Hanford High School.
  • Leadership: The student must demonstrate leadership by active membership in at least three (3) organizations, two of which affiliated with Hanford High School. This includes all HHS co-curricular and extra-curricular activities.
  • Service: The student must demonstrate service by participating in at least three (3) service projects involving a total of at least twelve (15) hours of service within the past two years. At least one (1) project of three hours must be done directly through Hanford High School or as a part of a club or organization at HHS.
  • Character: The student must receive a majority of the votes of the five-member NHS Faculty Council. The Faculty Council votes on students after receiving information from the Activity Sheet / Information Packet that the student submits and the evaluations submitted by their teachers. Both out in the community as well as at school, a student’s behavior and standards at all times are considered.

Hanford NHS Website

Paul Gessel
National Honor Society Advisor

Jonnie Fenton
National Honor Society Assistant Advisor