NEHS Sponsor - Lea Kimbrell
The National Elementary Honor Society (NEHS) was established in 2008 by the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) in partnership with the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP). NEHS recognizes students in both public and nonpublic elementary schools for their outstanding academic achievement and demonstrated personal responsibility. Through NEHS students provide meaningful service to the school and community and develop essential leadership skills. By starting a chapter, elementary schools create a method for acknowledging achievement and focusing on the needs of the total child.
The Vernon Parish Chapter was founded in 2008.
The VMS NEHS starts off the year with a "Back-to-School" Dance, which is a fundraiser for the students, the school, and the community. In October, NEHS scholars raise money for the American Cancer Society with "Think Pink". In December the club adopts students from VMS and residents from the Woodlands for Christmas giving. In January the sponsor evaluates student grades to see who is eligible for NEHS Candidates. The requirement is a 3.5 average for three semesters. In April new members are inducted in a lovely and solemn ceremony, culminated by a keynote speaker who is a prominent and successful member of the Vernon Parish community.