National Honor Society

The National Honor Society recognizes outstanding high school students who demonstrate excellence in the areas of Scholarship, Leadership, Service, and Character. These characteristics have been associated with membership in the organization since its beginning in 1921. (

National Honor Society (NHS) is an organization that has been active in Albion for many years. Students with a 90 or above average after the first 20 weeks of their junior or senior year are invited to support their candidacy for membership. This consists of filling out several forms, writing an essay, and obtaining four letters of recommendation. Membership is granted only to those selected by the Albion NHS Faculty Council using the information provided by the candidate in the areas of leadership, service, and character as well as input gathered from Albion High School faculty, staff, and administration.

Albion NHS members devote countless hours of service in their school and community. Some of the service activities NHS members have participated in over the past several years:

  • 150-200 hours of bell ringing for Salvation Army and Ministry of Concern kettles each year
  • Delivering food baskets to needy families through Community Action
  • Creating/delivering Thanksgiving cards to residents at Orleans County Nursing Home
  • Working with special education students on service and service learning projects (making fleece scarves/blankets for needy and creating "welcome bags" for incoming freshmen)
  • Writing to pen pals in first grade (Albion Elementary School)
  • Tutoring/Mentoring program for freshmen
  • One-on-one peer tutoring
  • Raising funds for American Cancer Society "Daffodil Days", Hospice of Orleans County and ARC of Orleans County
  • Adopting a local family during the holidays
  • Selecting, framing and donating district-wide art to Arc of Orleans County

NHS Pledge

I pledge myself to uphold
The high purposes of the National Honor Society 
To which I have been elected, 
Striving in every way
By word and deed
To make its ideals
The ideals of my school
And my life.