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Honor society - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (679 words)
There are numerous societies recognizing various fields and circumstances; the Order of the Arrow, for example, is the camping honor society of the Boy Scouts of America.
Most honor societies invite students to become members based on their grade point averages of those students, either overall, or for classes taken within the discipline for which the honor society provides recognition.
Honor societies exist at the high school, collegiate/university, and postgraduate levels, although university honor societies are by far the most prevalent.
National Honor Society - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (271 words)
Started in 1921, the National Honor Society, or NHS, is an organization whose intent is to recognize middle and high school students in the United States and across the world.
National Honor Society groups are commonly active in community service activities both in the community and at the school.
The National Honor Society has occaisionally been criticized; its critics claim NHS is an elitist organization which segregates student bodies and creates negative atmospheres within schools.
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