The NHS Faculty Council understands that not all students are able to hold leadership positions (such as being an officer in a club), due to the limited number of available positions, so we have a very broad definition of leadership. In order to meet leadership requirements, students must show evidence that they REGULARLY and CONSISTENLY demonstrate leadership skills, such as:
- Positive Attitude
- Ability to contribute constructive ideas
- Ability to delegate responsibilities to others
- Ability to inspire positive behavior in others
- Ability to successfully hold school offices or other positions of responsibility
- A leader in the classroom, at work, or in other school or community activities
Students do not have to show evidence of ALL of these skills - they just have to show leadership potential by demonstrating that they have SOME of these.
On the student information form, students are asked to describe specific situations in which they regularly and consistently demonstrate these specific skills. These could include activities from church, other school groups, scouts, or even work. Students can include offices they hold in other organizations (such as being a club officer or a representative on a church youth council), but it isn't necessary for a student to hold an office in order to demonstrate some leadership skills. The most important thing is that they REGULARLY and CONSISTENTLY demonstrate these skills - it can't be just an isolated incident, but something they have done many times.
Please note that all leadership activities must be verified with the signature of the supervising adult. Parents may only verify those activities for which they were the ONLY adult present.