National Honor Society

The mission of the National Honor Society is to create enthusiasm for scholarship, to stimulate a desire to render service, to promote leadership, and to develop character in the students of OMHS. All Juniors and Seniors with a cumulative 3.40 (weighted) GPA or higher are considered for NHS at the beginning of the school year. The students fill out an application and are evaluated on the basis of Service, Leadership, and Character. Once inducted, NHS members are expected to participate in both individual and group service activities, uphold the four pillars of NHS, and attend all meetings.

Meeting times: The third Wednesday of each month during Scorp Time.



Elizabeth Mauriello (

Randi Trzesinski (


2020-2021 Officers

President: Erinn Kaiser

Vice President: Samantha Mosley

Secretary: Eduardo Marin

Treasurer: Trinh Luu

Historian: Ella Novak

Parliamentarian: Joshua Chau


Oakland Mills High School Chapter Bylaws

This version of the bylaws was approved by a 2/3 majority of voting members on October 1, 2020. If a member has a question/concern about any of the bylaws, please see one of the officers.


NHS National Constitution

The following version of the NHS National Constitution was approved for all chapters on November 6, 2015, by the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) Board of Directors. This is the most recent edition for use by chapters.


NHS Handbook

Includes additional information and guidance on the NHS National Constitution.


NHS Candidates:

Please see the Canvas message that went out on Friday, October 2, 2020. Included in that message is a link to the invitation letter, application, and directions for how to submit your application electronically.

If you have any questions about the form, contact: Mrs. Mauriello ( or Ms. Trzesinski (


Responsibilities of Members:

  • Maintain 3.40 cumulative GPA (weighted)
  • Participate in chapter service projects and individual service activities (32 hours/year)
  • Accept leadership responsibilities
  • Model high standards of character expected of NHS members
  • Pay dues established by the chapter
    • Payment Options:
      • Cash
      • Check (made payable to Oakland Mills High School)
      • Online (please note there is a 4% convenience fee)
  • Attend membership meetings held monthly


Volunteer Opportunities

Service hours are due each month. To submit your service hours, complete the Volunteer Record Sheet and turn it in at the monthly meeting. You may also turn your hours into Ms. Trzesinski or the vice president.

In need of service hours? There are always opportunities available. Here are some places you might want to check out:

Howard County Volunteers

  • A fantastic resource! This site lists numerous service opportunities in Howard County. You can search by your zip code to find local places. You can even refine your search to include only those places that are appropriate for teens.

Grassroots Crisis Intervention

  • Volunteer opportunities with this local organization, including making/delivering bag lunches for their shelter, helping with holiday donations, and making items like curtains, placemats, and laundry bags for shelter clients.

Are you currently doing weekly/monthly service? Does your organization need more volunteers? Spread the word! Let your fellow NHS members know about these opportunities.

Elizabeth Mauriello |
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