National Honor Society

Faculty Advisors

Carole Shelby


National Honor Society - Student Requirements

Click Here for Information on NHS at El Modena High School

(Must log in with your OUSD Student Account)

Current NHS Members and Applying 10th-12th graders:

** Application Deadline Extended to Feb. 16**

Please review this Provisional Amendment concerning volunteer hours and Covid-19 modifications.  These changes only apply to those applying for membership and current members only.

Click Here to View the Provisional 2021 Amendment

NHS Membership Drive - Due Feb. 16, 2021

Dear sophomores and juniors,



Are you interested in joining the National Honor Society?  The application opens is due by Thursday, February 16.  Click this link and open in Google Docs to access it: 

You must also read, print, sign, and submit this letter with your application:

In addition to the application, you must get two letters of recommendation from two of your CURRENT El Modena teachers.  Make sure to give them plenty of time (at least one week) to complete this-- do not wait until the last minute!  Please ask them to use the online recommendation form that Mr. Pongco has sent out to teachers via email.

There is also a $10 application fee that is due at the time that you turn in your application.  Please bring the $10 and your application packet on campus to the front office and hand them both to Mrs. Hurtado (her lunch hours are 1:30PM-2:30PM so she will not be available then).

Our requirements for applicants are:

  • 3.5 weighted GPA or higher

  • At least 20 hours of community service before applying*

    • These hours don’t have to be just from this school year (sophomores can add 9th and 10th grade hours, juniors can add all of theirs)

    • Include organization name, supervisor, and number of hours to date

  • Leadership experience

  • The ability to uphold our four pillars: Scholarship, Leadership, Service, and Character

*You are welcome to utilize any of the NHS events:  If you have any questions regarding how many hours you have or how to report service hours, please click this link or contact Ms. Sjule at

If you or your parent(s) have any questions about NHS or about the application process, please check out the slideshow from our applicant interest and information meeting at this link: as well as the recording from the Q&A on the linktree.


For any questions or concerns, please send us an email at



Mrs. Shelby

NHS Advisor


NHS Student Board 2020-2021

(Posted 6/10/20)

Board Position Name
President Angelina Rios-Galindo
Vice President Kady Hong
Secretary Olivia Cortez
Historian Cassandra Flores
Treasurer Mehily Mandal
Publicity - Announcement Director Elizabeth Raburn
Publicity - Creative Director and Outreach Abigail Gonzalez
Publicity - Outreach Jacob Boyd
Community Service Commissioner Sienna Janes
Community Service Commissioner Zachary Pilon


NHS Virtual Induction Ceremony. June 3, 2020 

Featuring our NHS Board, and Inductees from the Class of 2021 and Class of 2022.

NHS Class of 2020 Seniors


Class of 2020 NHS Slideshow