Thank You

Thank you to all Chapter Advisors, NEHS officers, and student members who have made NEHS such a dynamic organization. NEHS chapters, both active and inactive, now number 1,186—an amazing total for an organization just thirteen (13) years old. Tens of thousands of academically-focused members engage in so many learning and service opportunities, impacting the lives of others in a positive, literate way. We look forward to continuing this good work in the coming years. To the graduating NEHS seniors—congratulations! To all, enjoy your summer months, reading, reflecting, and rejuvenating.


Thank You


new NESH Members

NEHS is open to high school students and select faculty who have demonstrated exceptional ability in such areas as literary analysis, media studies, composition, linguistic study, and creative writing, and who meet the requirements of membership.


NEHS Members Inducted


Membership Increase


Chartering a chapter of the National English Honor Society (NEHS) connects schools with a national network of English teachers and students who share a special interest in language, literature, and writing.

Each chapter plans and directs a program of activities in order to develop the community of people who are interested in English. Participation in chapter activities is one of the most valuable benefits of NEHS membership; the kinds of appropriate activities are limited only by the members' imaginations.

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Bergenfield NEHS Members

The Common Reader

The process of selecting a Common Reader for the NEHS network challenges the Advisory Council members each year. As announced, the 2019-2020 Common Reader will be A Place for Us by Fatima Farheen Mirza; the Advisory Council members gathered in St. Louis a few weeks ago spent considerable time reviewing numerous books and the data from the Common Reader survey distributed several months ago before making a decision. We also considered the results of the scholarship scores we had just used to determine the recipients of this year’s Merit scholarships. Applicants for the Merit Scholarships are to select this text as the basis of their application submissions, which will be due January 21, 2020.

Common Readers


Annually, NEHS offers $65,000 in a variety of scholarships valued at up to $5,000 for active NEHS members planning on enrolling full time in two-year and four-year colleges.

$1,500 Scholarship
Brain & Behavioral Sciences major at Purdue Univeristy

Nimisha Prasad

Oswego East High School, IL

$4,000 Scholarship
English major at The University of Maryland

Madeline Arbutus

Catholic High School of Baltimore, MD

$2,000 Scholarship
Computer Science major at
Brown University

George Rusu

West Covina High School, CA

$3,000 Scholarship
English major at
Salisbury University

Kyla Taylor

Stephen Decatur High School, MD