National Honor Society

The National Honor Society is an organization that promotes appropriate recognition for juniors and seniors who reflect outstanding accomplishments in the areas of scholarship, character, leadership, and service. All members are expected to attend monthly meetings and to make contributions to the Cardinal Gibbons chapter by participating in chapter service activities.
Selection of students for membership is the responsibility of the CG NHS Educator council appointed by the Principal. Students who are eligible to apply will be contacted via their school email address in February.

NHS Service

NHS members are expected to participate in multiple service activities throughout the year, both in the school and local communities. These events include Freshman Welcome Day, Open House, and the annual Toy Drive, just to name a few!

Current members can access all service-related information by clicking HERE.

NHS 2018-2019 Calendar


Apply to NHS

Who is eligible?

Rising juniors and rising seniors with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.5 are eligible to apply to NHS for the 2019-2020 school year. Students must be enrolled for a minimum of one semester at CGHS in order to be eligible to apply to NHS. 

Important Dates

  • Spring Application is in Early March: Eligible students will be notified via email about the  Interest Meeting on March 13th at 2:20pm in the Theater. Applications due March 21st 2019 at 3:15pm in Room 200
  • Fall Application is late August.  Students will be notified via email.  Applications for Fall Applicants are due by 3:00pm on August 30th. 

Documents for Applicants


Recommendation Link for Educators

Educators, please click HERE to a complete a recommendation form for your student applying to NHS.

(You must be logged into Google with your CGHS account to access the form.)

Please submit all recommendations by March 26th. Thank you so much for your input!!



Junior Officer Application

Please print and complete the Junior Officer Application and submit to Ms. Kristin Edrington in College Counseling by 3:15 on Monday, August 27th. 

Induction Ceremony

Sunday, September 29, 2019
3:00 p.m.

CGHS Gymnasium

The Induction Ceremony for new NHS members will be held in the Fall of 2019. This is a prestigious event, and attendance is required for all new members. Parents and families are also cordially invited to attend. Important Information for Inductees is linked below.

Important Information for Inductees

1. There is a mandatory practice for all new members, on September 25th at 2:20pm. We will be finished by 3:15. (Returning Seniors volunteering at the ceremony do NOT NEED to attend the practice.)

2. Members being inducted should plan to arrive at school by 2:30pm on the day of the ceremony. Report to the Main Lobby (outside the theater) to line up for the procession.

3. This is a prestigious, conservative event, and your attire should reflect that. Ladies should wear a skirt/dress or dressy pants, and gentlemen should wear a conservative suit or sportcoat and a tie, slacks, and dress shoes.