National Honor Society

Faculty Advisors:  Mr. Saurette-IMC 7

Officers: President Kai Uehara, Vice President Madison Coogan  , Secretary Alina Inchaustegei , Treasurer Jessica Miranda

Link to: NHS Handbook & Application

The Durfee High School chapter of the National Honor Society is dedicated to scholastic achievement, community and school service, leadership and character-building. The organization is open to all students who maintain a 3.9 GPA on Durfee's weighted scale. Members are expected to participate in activities that will better their school and community and raise awareness of the issues in Fall River, MA. NHS members are considered role models for all Durfee students and endeavor to achieve the highest levels of social awareness, academic achievement and personal integrity.

Members should be willing to:

  • Maintain a 3.9 GPA
  • Serve their school when called upon for at least 3 school events
  • Complete a service program each year. (This project must encompass at least 30 volunteer hours and ideally will represent a cause that is relevant to the student)

Upcoming Events and Announcements

Applications are now being accepted

Please turn in your completed application to Mr. Saurette in IMC 7 NO LATER THAN NOVEMBER 9th


New Officers

Congratulations to our elected officers for the 2015-16 school year:President Kai Uehara, Vice President Madison Coogan , Secretary Jessica Miranda, Treasurer Alina Inchaustegei. 

Pennies for Patients 2014-15

NHS raised $1,000 for the Leukemia  & Lymphoma Society!

Pennies for Patients 2012-2013

We raised almost $600 for cancer research and treatment.  Thank you for your generous giving!  Let's look forward to an even more successful year this year.

  • Record your volunteer hours and submit them to Mr. Saurette or Society Officer. 
  • Hazing is not acceptable under any circumstances.  Check out the law about hazing.


NHS Meeting Schedule 2015-16

Meetings will be held in the library.  Meetings are offered on Tuesday and Thursday for the convenience of members that are involved in other activities.  Members may attend either of the meetings.

The schedule of meetings is listed on the NHS board outside of IMC 7.  It is the member's responsibility to know the meeting dates.

You are required to attend 70% of meetings.  IF YOU MISS A WEEK FOR A LEGITIMATE REASON, YOU MUST FILE A WAIVER FORM. Waiver forms may be picked up at a meeting, or from Mr. Saurette in IMC 7.

Members who miss a meeting for a valid excuse must have written documentation (note from coach/teacher, etc.)  AN EXCUSED ABSENCE DOES NOT COUNT TOWARD YOUR ATTENDANCE OBLIGATION.  In other words, you still must attend 70% of the meetings by the end of the year to meet the requirement.  Plan accordingly.