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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.

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 area, 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.        Click here for National Honor Society Activity Pictures

National honor society group picture

(Pictured by row, left to right):  Kayla Kappler, Jayden Pittmann, Tessa Steinmiller, MaKay Paszek, Brigette Nelson, Samuel Brown, Kelsey Keating, Zach Hefty, Sam Muston, Cooper McGreevy, Brock Aaker, Houston Wentzel, Mike Eggum, Rick Kittelson, Isaak Swartwout, Caleb Schneider, Alexa Schroeder, McKenzie Boeve.

(Front row, left to right):  Rayanne Liester, Kate Solberg, Jayda Tidemann, Brooke VanDam, Madison VanWyhe, Carrington Entringer, Hannah Even, Sydnie Fiala.

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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