Celebrate Banned Books with NEHS

As literature lovers, it is our instinctual response to regard Banned Books Week with a modicum of solemn reflection; a week when we think about the thousands of people unable to enrich their literary lives with profound works like Animal … Continue reading

2016-2017 Common Reader: “Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant”

Dave Wendelin NEHS Director Fresh from reading a record number of essays submitted by NEHS members on this year’s Common Reader, The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd, members of the Advisory Council spent considerable time debating and researching … Continue reading

Outstanding Chapter Award 2014-2015 Recipient: McLean High School

Christina Shin Chapter Advisor McLean High School Chapter McLean High School, McLean, VA Each year the National English Honor Society (NEHS) recognizes a local chapter which has exhibited outstanding motivation, creativity, and service in the preceding year with the Outstanding … Continue reading

Fort Myers High School’s Literacy Door Decorating Project

Grace Speas Chapter Advisor Fort Myers High School Chapter Fort Myers High School, Fort Myers, FL For the high school students, entering a classroom is a habitual act that transitions their minds to the cycle of the school day. In … Continue reading

Write for Rights: Letters Advocating for Humanity

Hannah DeLucia Chapter President George C. Marshall Chapter George C. Marshall High School, Falls Church, VA “I wrote. Did you?” On December 12, 2014, over 50 students at George C. Marshall High School wore stickers boasting their achievement in writing … Continue reading

NEHS Merit and Honor Scholarship Winners for 2014-2015

NEHS is pleased to recognize the winners of the NEHS Merit and Honor Scholarships for 2014-2015. The applicants submitted essays based on the Common Reader for the year, which was Unwind by Neal Shusterman. NEHS Merit Scholarship ($1,500 each) These … Continue reading

Advisory Council and Sigma Tau Delta Scholarship Winners for 2014-2015

NEHS is pleased to recognize the winners of the Advisory Council and Sigma Tau Delta Scholarships for 2014-2015. The applicants submitted essays based on the Common Reader for the year, which was Unwind by Neal Shusterman.       Advisory … Continue reading

William C. Johnson Scholarship Winners for 2014-2015

Beginning with this article, NEHS is pleased to recognize the winners of the NEHS scholarships for 2014-2015. The William C. Johnson Scholarship is the top award from the Society, given to the students submitting the best essay based on the … Continue reading

NEHS Honor Scholarship Winners for 2013-2014

NEHS is pleased to recognize the winners of the NEHS Honor Scholarships for 2013-2014. The NEHS Honor Scholarships are funded by the National English Honor Society and are awarded to students whose essays are well-crafted but not superior. The applicants submitted … Continue reading

Sigma Tau Delta and NEHS Merit Scholarship Winners for 2013-2014

NEHS is pleased to recognize the winners of the Sigma Tau Delta and NEHS Merit Scholarships for 2013-2014. The applicants submitted essays based on the Common Reader for the year, which was The Well and The Mine by Gin Phillips. … Continue reading