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The National Honor Society (NHS) is an organization dedicated to recognizing and encouraging outstanding high school students in grades 10-12. Founded in 1921 by the National Association of Secondary School Principals, it was the first nationwide honor society and now has chapters in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and many other US territories. The National Honor Society estimates that today, more than one million students participate in their activities.

Congratulations to our members of the National Honor Society for 2019-20!
Seniors: McKenzie Boeve, Michael Eggum, Zachary Hefty, Kelsey Keating, Rick Kittelson, Samuel Muston, Caleb Schneider, Alexa Schroeder, Isaak Swartwout, Sydney Bossert, and Alexandra Knopf.

Juniors: Grayson Anderson, John Ditter, Shelby Dosch, Amber Hartman, Mara Land, Katy Liester, Avery Nordbye, Makayla Olson, Zachary Polzin, Samuel Sittig, Brodee Teveldal, Riley Thorpe, Breanna Turner, Hope Weber, and Saige Wirkus.

Why should I become a member?

Being a member of the National Honor Society shows that you are among the best students in your class, not just in terms of academics but also in terms of leadership, service, and character. It shows a commitment to community service projects and provides you the opportunity to network with like-minded peers. College admissions committees like to see anything that sets you apart as a top student, and this is one of them.

Marilyn Schmitz speaking at NHS banquetBaltic National Honor Society volunteers in many ways for our community areas, such as Angel Tree, Blood Drive, Fireman's Soup Dinner, and Lunch is Served.

Students who have completed their sophomore year in school and have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.25 are eligible for selection to the Society. Members are selected by the NHS Faculty Council based on scholarship, leadership, service, and character. The NHS advisor, Marilyn Schmitz,
(pictured to the left) may provide more details.  You can contact her by email at or call (605) 529-5461

Click here for the National Honor Society website.        

Front Row: Alexa Schroeder, Kelsey Keating, Alexandra Knopf, Syndey Bossert, McKenzie Boeve
Second Row: Samuel Muston, Rick Kittelson, Caleb Schneider, Michael Eggum, Isaak Swartwout, Zachary Hefty
Third Row: Katy Liester, Mara Land, Saige Wirkus, Hope Weber,  Amber Hartman, Shelby Dosch, Breanna Turner, Makayla Olson
Back Row: Grayson Anderson, John Ditter, Brodee Teveldal, Avery Nordbye, Samuel Sittig, Zachary Polzin, Riley Thorpe


Contact: Marilyn Schmitz
Baltic School District 49-1
PO Box 309
1 Bulldog Ave
Baltic, SD 57003

HIGH SCHOOL (605) 529-5461
ELEMENTARY (605) 529-5464
FAX (605) 529-5443

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