Brunswick High School
C.R. Towslee Chapter of the National Honor Society
A chapter of the oldest, largest, and most prestigious service and honor society for secondary level students in the country.
2019-2020 NHS Officers
President: Melody Lebus
Vice President: Owen McNeely
Secretaries: Emily Bardwell, Jacqueline Le, Jamila Mohammad, Brooke Pettry
Community Service: Madilyn Gaydos
Historian: Mia Boutwell
Selection for the 2019-2020 will begin in the fall. Paperwork will be available to those who qualify for the selection after the GPA of juniors and seniors is verified. All paperwork and online forms will be due by October 10, 2019 and students will be notified of their selection by the middle of November. Induction of selected members will be on Monday, December 2, 2019.
Criteria for Membership
An honor bestowed upon the student,
by the faculty and staff of BHS,
for demonstrating exemplary
It is not a right accorded to the academically eligible student.
- To live up to, and maintain, the standards by which the member was selected;
To be an active chapter member by attending meetings and taking part in decision-making;
To willingly participate in service projects organized by the chapter;
To complete individual self-directed service projects;
To participate in our tutoring program;
To actively support the chapters fund-raising activities;
To help with the Induction Ceremony; and
To ensure the continuation of the strong Honor Society traditions at our school.
- Requirements / Responsibilities can be met flexibly based on your current school and community activities and interests Sports, Extra Curricular Activities, Clubs, PSO, MCCC, Church, Scouts, etc.
I take my responsibilities seriously and expect the same of all selected members.
My role is that of a facilitator and organizer, ideas and decisions are made by the members.
BHS NHS - Is it for You?
If selected as a junior, member expects to give about 125 hours to tutoring, service projects, and other chapter activities.
If selected as a senior, member expects to give about 60 hours to tutoring, service projects, and other chapter activities.
25 hours of Tutoring activities each year of membership
Attendance at monthly meetings, Induction, Leadership Training and Cord Ceremony
Active participation in the Winter Dance decorations, set up and clean up
Six hours of Large Group Projects each year
Four hours of Individual or Small Group Projects each semester of membership
( Four hours for your first year of membership, then another eight hours if you are a second year senior)
Maintenance of a cumulative 3.4 GPA
Continued demonstration of good character
The Year in Review
We provided Tutoring services to the high school and community:
Hours most of these are educational tutoring, but they also include sports coaching, music instruction, Big Brothers/ Big Sisters, Safety Town, Sunday School teachers, and mentoring.
Large Group Community Service Projects:
1. Provided volunteers for Open House and Conferences
2. Produced Magic Pictures at the Halloween Spooktacular
3. Rang the Bell for the Salvation Army
4. Participated in the Brunswick Arts Council Spring Arts Festival
5. Manned the BEF Spring Fling Fundraiser
6. Worked Cooperatively with the Brunswick Police Department to stuff hundreds of Halloween Bags
7. Purchased Christmas gifts for local families
8. Supported Freshmen and Sophomores Academic Endeavors
9. Sponsored a group for Relay for Life
Individual / Small Group Community Service Projects:
In total. members provided Individual / Small Group Service Hours to the school and community.
Individual or small group activities included in part: child care for staff members during open house and conferences, working in the classrooms to help BHS students with multiple disabilities, hospital volunteering, hospice volunteer, March of Dimes walk, Red Cross Volunteers, blood drives, support to scout troops, Student of the Month committee, church activities, mission trips, Habitat for Humanity, library volunteers, volunteers at the local Recreation Center for youth and Senior Citizen activities, National Junior NHS , troop and veterans support, kindergarten screening and serving as Graduation Marshals.
Monetary support provided to :
Feeding Medina County
Interact Christmas Project providing food and gifts to local families
BUMC Food Pantry
Relay for Life
Harvest for Hunger
1. Juniors and Seniors with a cumulative GPA of 3.4 and above are eligible for membership.
2. Completion of Consideration Form, Signature Page and the Activities Page to share information about your activities with the staff, and provide verification of Community-based activities are due by the October deadline.
3. Information forms are reviewed by the Faculty and Staff who have the opportunity to evaluate each student.
4. An anonymous Faculty Council, representing each main academic department at BHS, with the input available from all responding staff members, choose those students who best exemplify the four characteristics of scholarship, leadership, character and service.
5. Students are notified by mail of their selection or non- selection by the middle of November.
6. The induction will be held on December 2, 2019 in the PAC.
7. Advisors Role Organize Information, Chair Faculty Council, Maintain Necessary Records, Notify Students. We do not vote.
8. Students are strongly encouraged to demonstrate character, leadership, and service outside of the classroom walls of BHS.
** There are no quotas, no minimum or maximum number of students selected.**
The average number of service hours for new inductees last year was 57.
The range was from 24 200 hours for 63 out of the 70 new members.
Seven new members did extraordinary service, and have volunteered from 257 to 656 hours before they were selected!
National Honor Society - National Site