National Honor Society Recommendation Letter – 2 Samples

  • By: Ray Martins
  • Date: January 14, 2022
  • Time to read: 4 min.

The National Honor Society (NHS) distinguishes and honors high school students who shine in their studies. The four main foundations of National Honor Society are character, scholarship, leadership, and service.

In order for one to join NHS, the individual is required to produce a recommendation letter which describes how the individual has demonstrated one or more foundations of NHS. Thus, if you have a good letter of recommendation, the chances of joining NHS are increased.

Here are a few samples of National Honor Society Recommendation letter. Read the letters carefully and see how more than one of the four foundations of NHS have been captured in the letter. Feel free to use the samples to guide you to write quality reference letters.

Sample 1: National Honor Society Recommendation Letter  

Name of the recommender

Recommenders Address

Friday, January 14, 2022

Dear Sir/Madam,


I am writing this recommendation letter at the request of James. I met James in the year 2018 and I have thus known him for the last 5 years. I know a lot about James and I am fully convinced that he deserves to become a member of National Honor Society. James is motivated, and stimulates relationships with his fellow learners.

James has always been determined to succeed in his studies. For the time that he has been in the university, he has been fully committed to his studies to the extent that he has been one of the brightest students. He is a hard-worker and is never discouraged by challenges.

What I found to be Jame’s vital asset entails his aptitude to make the most of his positive attitude to interact efficiently with fellow learners, and even students. As a model of good behavior, James is in a league of his own and has persistently offered additional instructional support to the students whenever they need the support.

Kevin has for some time now expressed to me his desire to join NHS. I took note of his strong interest and potential that he showed towards attaining that objective. For those reasons, I am pleased to recommend James membership to your esteemed organization. Should you have any questions regarding this reference letter or James, please feel free to contact me through [recommender’s phone number].


Insert signature here

Name of the recommender

(Insert Designation)


Sample 2 : National Honor Society Recommendation Letter  

Friday, January 14, 2022

Dear Sir/Madam,


It is my pleasure to recommend Irene Williams membership to National Honor Society. I have known Irene for more than 2 years since I was her science teacher at Middlesex High School. During the time that I have known Irene, she has time and again proved to be an outstanding student. I would rank her in the top 10 of the students that I have mentored till date in respect of her intellect, motivation and dedication.

Irene is an excellent student, enthusiastic, energetic, and passionate about learning. She has been open to the multifaceted challenges that are present in my class, shows full engagement in discussions and takes initiative to participate in further discussions after class. She often has questions from the textbook. The questions are well beyond the course requirements and offer her a better understanding of the concept taught. I find her to be acutely insightful and she possess strong analytical problem-solving skills that are required for logical approach in sciences. She constantly exhibits remarkable thinking aptitudes and intellectual inquisitiveness which surpasses that of her fellow peers. She has strong foundation in sciences which is reflected in her academic performance.

Irene has superior verbal and written communication skills. She is a disciplined student who is comfortable and confident in articulating difficult concepts as well as engaging in discussions. Indeed, when assessing the coursework submitted by the students, I always take note of how Irene’s coursework is expertly written and stands out from the coursework written by other students. Moreover, during class presentations, Irene always appears comfortable, and adept in presentations. In her presentations, she has exhibited oral eloquence while at the same time keeping eye contact with the audience in an attempt to ensure that the audience becames engaged with the presentation. She has a pleasant personality and I find her to be quite mature and professional for her age, especially in the way she deals and engages in discussions with her peers and professors.

Irene’s intelligence is such that it makes her a natural choice to join National Honor Society. The membership will benefit her by challenging her to become a world-class leader. I thus recommend her membership to NHS without any reservations. If you need any further information about this recommendation of Irene, please do not hesitate to contact me.


Recommenders Name



High School where recommender works

Recommender’s phone number