NHS History

SANDPOINT NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY TIMELINE

1922
The Leohono Society is organized, which means “lion-hearted.” Membership is limited to 10% of the entire school enrollment. Twenty-two members are present in the yearbook photograph. One to two picnics are planned.

1923
From yearbook ”Though the society is considered purely honorary, the [21 members] did not wish to hold aloof from high school activities and so for the purpose of replenishing the fast diminishing general fund, gave the high school carnival. From this we declared about one hundred dollars.”

1924
“Leohono Society was organized in order to promote a greater fellowship among the students and a better standard for the school.” Members: 21 Activities: picnic, school carnival

1928
”Most popular organization in the school” Membership stands for achievement and leadership in student body activities.
“Every spring and fall faculty and members elect new members to make up required quota.

1930
Mr Avery becomes the advisor.

1935
Instead of the Annual carnival, a play entitled Stop, Thief, directed by Miss Muriel E. Barker was held.

1937
"The carnival was the largest fete put on by any organization in the school during the school year.” A queen for the carnival was chosen.

1938
Buys space in the Monticola for a group photo

1939
"…members must have a C+ average or better.” Events included the carnival, a banquet, and a picnic. A movie of the football team was held at the carnival. Society gives $100 of carnival profits to cement the tennis courts.

1940
Motto: “loyalty, courtesy, sportsmanship, dependability, honor, and scholarship--that means Leohono.”

1942
Donated $15 to Red Cross, helped purchase a piano for the school, gave $25 to help buy a school recorder, bought a flag with a staff for the school.

1950
Limit of second semester sophomore and B average, 10% of student body “But our main purpose isn’t a good time; we strive to set an example befitting the Society.”

1952
Members must have a GPA of 3.5; picnic held on lake on chartered boat

1953
Must be a junior to join

1955
69 members, which is the largest membership to date

1961
Society purchases a new trophy case for the school

1964
Becomes the “Leohono-SHS Honor Society”

1967
Members can have no C’s for two semester

1974
"Booster Buttons” sold as fundraiser

1977
The carnival is cancelled

1984
"To provide leadership and have quality activities” Members must have a 3.2 or higher GPA. Seniors can get scholarships. A Prince and Princess reigned over the carnival.

1985
Membership goes down, members must attend meetings, and a seminar was attended

1986
Mr. Aunan becomes the new advisor. Community Service is a major purpose of Leohono.

1987
Largest club on campus with 40 members

1988
Leohono becomes the ”National Honor Society,“

1994
Dwight Smith becomes the advisor and the club swells to 100 members, with one of the main functions of the club being the peer tutoring service

1995
The NHS sets its goal to create a constitution and that each member must have a grade point average or 3.25 or higher to join. Mr. Hagadone and Mrs. Rendall are the advisors at this time.

2000
Bonnie Herrington becomes the advisor and NHS is divided into a first lunch and a second lunch group. “NHS is a great club for people to get involved with because we work intricately with the school and community,"Anna Burrow, secretary.

2004
NHS sponsors the Veterans Assembly. “The assembly was a great example of the dedication they put into everything they do,” Bonnie Herrington, NHS advisor.

2005
Pam Webb becomes the new advisor. NHS is the largest club with nearly 80 members. NHS continues to organize the Veterans Day Assembly, raises over $200 for Toys for Tots, sponsors a Cram Jam for those needing to study for semester finals, and several teams participated in the MS Walkathon. The fall initiation ceremony is now switched to a spring banquet where new members and officers for the upcoming school year are sworn in, scholarships are awarded, and Senior Sashes are handed out.

2006
The new officers update the bylaws, and the meetings change from twice a month to the first Tuesday of the month. Many new service opportunities become available through the school, as well as in the community. A website is developed, providing a means for members and the community to access NHS information.

2007
The Sandpoint High School Chapter of the National Honor Society enters into its 85th year. The Student Council and the NHS combine resources to organize the annual Veterans Day Assembly. Under NHS president Alissa Tenuto's direction, a successful gift basket fundraiser provides over $1,000 towards NHS scholarships.

2008
Mrs. Auld is handed the reins of NHS. The National Honor Society at Sandpoint High School raises over $3000 for Toys for Tots.
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