Upper Darby High School, Drexel Hill, PA

Chapter Spotlight

NEHS encourages chapters to participate in the Chapter Spotlight opportunity, sharing outstanding literacy work being done at the chapter level. The NEHS Advisory Council will select the best of the submissions as "spotlight" chapters that will be recognized through NEHS social media outlets and the NEHS Museletter blog; selected chapters will receive a $50 award and a certificate.

Published Chapter Spotlights


  1. Applications can only come from a current NEHS chapter in good standing with NEHS.
  2. Applications can only be made by a Chapter Advisor using materials produced by student members.

Application Categories

Academic Focus

This category will demonstrate how a chapter works to establish or maintain a project focused on supporting the academic growth of a target audience within their school or local community.

Community Engagement

The purpose of this category is to demonstrate how NEHS chapters are focused on promoting life-long learning and the celebration of reading, writing, film, and the arts in their local community.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

This category will demonstrate how NEHS chapters are promoting diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging in various forms within their school or local community.

Collaborative Projects

The purpose of this category is to demonstrate how NEHS chapters are working with other NEHS chapters, other high school Honor Societies, or Sigma Tau Delta and Sigma Kappa Delta chapters on collaborative projects impacting their school or local community.

Application Requirements

  1. All submissions must be made via the NEHS AwardSpring platform.
  2. Applicants must complete demographic data questions prior to submitting their documentation.
  3. All submissions must include a chapter biography and group photo.
  4. Applicants will be asked to upload a single PDF document containing the following information:
    • narrative summary of the project in the form of a blog (maximum 400-500 words) that details the number of NEHS members involved, the goal of the project/activity, the timeline, and the outcomes;
    • two to three testimonials/quotes from the project’s target audience revealing the impact and/or success of the project; and
    • at least five photos of students undertaking the project. In addition a video may be submitted.

Submission Dates

Application Link




Winter Dec 11, 2023 Jan 8, 2024 Feb 29, 2024
Spring Apr 15, 2024 Apr 29, 2024 May 23, 2024