• National English Honor Society


    The National English Honor Society believes that the free expression of diverse experiences can powerfully, and positively, transform our world. By engaging with inclusive literature and elevating the voices of marginalized writers through our annual Common Readersguest speakers, and creative challenges, we support diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging practices in our classrooms and our communities.

    The National English Honor Society encourages student members and Chapter Advisors to challenge social constructs around age, citizenship status, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, geography, national origin, physical traits, race, religion, sexual orientation, skin color, and socioeconomic status by ensuring that the literature we read and the projects we support reflect the diversity of our global community.

    We acknowledge our advances while recognizing the need to engage in further work to expand our efforts to support diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging among our student members, Chapter Advisors, Advisory Council, and Central Office staff, ensuring that all NEHS members are supported, empowered, celebrated, and able to embrace their authentic selves in all aspects of NEHS Chapter life.

    "Gelast Sceal Mid Are"

    The NEHS motto, "gelast sceal mid are," is Old English for: "duty goes with honor." The motto represents one of the earliest forms of our language—it affirms and celebrates an obligation to use one's gifts in service to others. Service to peers, school, and community is part and parcel of the NEHS mission—and, indeed, in the grammatical structure of the Old English phrase, "duty" precedes "honor."



    • 3.5 GPA
    • 3.8 in all English coursework
    • Good standing with discipline
    • Open to all 11th and 12th grade students


    The ATA chapter is sponsored by Mrs. Lisa Hall