Variety Show update:
The Variety Show has had a venue change for Saturday, March 25th.  It will now be held at Community Hope. Start time will remain 7pm.  Thank you for your patience. 
Voice Recognition

National Honor Society


The Montezuma National Honor Society, or the Torch Club, is an organization that is focused on working with our students to continue to grow in the four tenets of NHS: Scholarship, Leadership, Character and Service.
The Montezuma NHS members do monthly activities around the school and community which include, but not limited to:
  • Paint Your Spot Fundraiser
  • Homecoming Lip Sync Organizers
  • Donations to Veterans
  • Voter Registration Drive
  • Reading Relay Volunteers
  • Donations to the Local Food Pantry
  • Book Donations to a Hospital
  • Elementary Activity Day Organizers
  • Organized No Shave November Activity
  • Coins for Kindness Donation Drive
  • Meals on Wheels Volunteers


Individuals become eligible for probationary NHS membership their 10th grade year, receiving full membership their 11th/12th grade year. In order to be considered for membership, students must meet the first tenet of scholarship:
For our local chapter, the scholarship expectation is set at the following:
  • 10th: 3.75
  • 11th & 12th: 3.5
After this point, those eligible to apply will meet with the advisors to go through the application process, which includes highlighting the four tenets throughout the application. The criteria of the tenets are as follows:




Student leaders are those who are resourceful, good problem solvers, and idea contributors. Leadership experiences can be drawn from school or community activities while working with or for others.


This involves voluntary contributions made by a student to the school or community, done without compensation.


The student of good character is cooperative; demonstrates high standards of honesty and reliability; shows courtesy, concern, and respect for others; and generally maintains a clean disciplinary record.


GPA Requirement:

11th & 12th = 3.5                                  10th =3.75

*Also, a transcript will be included to show what challenging selections the candidates have made in regards to their academics

Per national guidelines, at a minimum, students must have a cumulative GPA of B, 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, or equivalent standard of excellence. (Each school chapter is allowed to require a higher cumulative GPA.)

Application Evaluations

An important questions to consider is: how are the applications evaluated?
Each application will be judged using a blind evaluation. Once applications are submitted, each applicant will be randomly assigned a number. The title page, the only part that has the applicant’s name, will be removed and replaced with a new title page with just the applicant’s number. From there, the applications will be reviewed by a teacher committee. They will be evaluating the students on the NHS tenets on a scale of 1 to 4 (4 being the highest score).

The NHS application includes the following components that are submitted for review:





Reference Letter

These documents give applicants several opportunities to demonstrate and talk about how the four tenets of NHS are incorporated into different aspects of their life-inside and outside of school.

Staff volunteers use an evaluation form and provide feedback on the applicant and how it pertains to each tier. It is very much like the rubrics our students see in their classrooms.

Each tenet is on a 4.0 scale, one being the lowest score while four is the highest. Think of it as our grading scale:

  • 4.0 = Exceeds

  • 3.0 = Proficient

  • 2.0 = Basic

  • 1.0 = Not met

They are also asked to make their judgements based on the information the student chose to provide. This is where it is important to really take the time to think about and explain why you'd be a great fit for the NHS chapter.

Additional Information

How do we find out if we made it?
After being evaluated, the scores will be given to the advisor to determine the applicant's status. Those who gain admission will be tapped at a recognition ceremony held at school which current and new members’ families will be invited to attend.

Where can I find more information about NHS?
You can find more information at the organization website as well as the National Bylaws

Fun Times in NHS

Paint your spot

Paint your spot


Food Donation


No Shave November Results

Reading Relay Video 




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