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The ZHS Honor Society is a locally chartered chapter affiliate of the National Honor Society organization. The objectives of the ZHS Honor Society shall be to promote and create enthusiasm for scholarship, to stimulate a desire to render service, to promote leadership, and to develop character in the students of Zillah High School.

Zillah Chapter, National Honor Society Membership

Membership in the ZHS Chapter of NHS is a privilege, not an entitlement. The membership selection process acknowledges not only high academic standards of courses and GPA but also service, leadership, character and citizenship. The ZHS faculty committee will conduct a fair and equitable evaluation of all candidates and only those candidates who meet the highest standards will be inducted into membership. To be eligible for active membership in ZHS Chapter National Honor Society a student must:

  1. Be a member in good standing of the ZHS ASB.
  2. Demonstrate a history of:
    1. Scholarship which includes cumulative GPA criteria for admission by grade level:
      1. Sophomore candidates 3.75 or higher
      2. Junior candidates 3.60 or higher
      3. Senior candidates 3.50 or higher
    2. Service to school and community
    3. Leadership in school and community
    4. Exemplary character and citizenship
  3. Be on track to follow the Honors Diploma plan for their grade level with this suggested course of study, which reflect entrance requirements, and recommendations for admission to major colleges and universities in the State of Washington.
    1. 4 years (credits) in the core areas of:
      1. English: with a minimum of 2 credits of honors English
      2. Math: Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, Pre-calculus, Calculus
      3. Science: Courses in the Science Department (Ag Science as per HECB standards count 2:1 for science)
      4. Social Studies: 4 credits
    2. Other Support Courses:
      1. Fine Arts: 1 credit (MUS, ART, DRM codes)
      2. Foreign Language: 2 credits of a single foreign language.
    3. Running Start classes count as Honors level courses in any department
    4. Students not following the recommended course of study may forfeit their membership in the National Honor Society.
  4. Have a desire to maintain and expand a high level of scholarship, service, leadership, character and citizenship
  5. Submit an application “resume” to the advisor prior to the annual announced due date of Tuesday October 1, 2019 for fall induction or Tuesday, April 14, 2020 for the spring induction.

Candidates who meet the minimum criteria will be invited to apply for membership. Membership applications will be reviewed by a faculty committee as outlined in the NHS constitution. Go to the ZHS Website at to read the constitution and bylaws.

The faculty committee will then recommend to the advisor those candidates who meet the high standards of the NHS for tapping into the organization.

This year’s Tapping Ceremonies will take place on Wednesday, October 9, 7:00 pm in the ZHS PAC as part of the Spring Academic Awards Celebration and on Wednesday, April 22, 7:00pm as part of the Winter Academic Awards Celebration.

Applications are available in the ZHS Office from ZHS NHS Advisor Mrs. Tracy Savage (, 829-4044).  or at