May 19, 2020
From the Desk of the Director
From the Desk of the Director
Read on for announcements about the newly-appointed Southern Region Advisory Council member, the summer newsletter schedule, and Central Office summer work hours, as well as the retirement of Office Manager Karen Larsen.
Service Project: Imagination Library—Final Donation Deadline May 22
Service Project Final Donation Deadline is May 22
Don't forget about our international service project. Checks made out to National English Honor Society may be mailed to the Central Office through May 22. Or contact the Central Office to make your donation via credit or debit card.
Colson Whitehead Wins Pulitzer Prize for Fiction
Colson Whitehead Wins Pulitzer Prize for Fiction
Colson Whitehead, author of The Nickel Boys, the Common Reader for 2020-2021, has been awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. The Common Reader is the basis of a required essay that scholarship applicants submit each year.
Membership Qualification During Pandemic
Membership Qualification During Pandemic
The Advisory Council urges Advisors to make membership decisions based on grades as achieved by mid-March. So many variables have impacted the academic achievement of students in the past weeks, it seems fair that chapters adopt a flexible stance toward membership invitations.
Chapter Annual Report
Chapter Annual Report
The Annual Report, required of all chapters, was sent to Chapter Advisors on Monday, April 27, via SurveyMonkey. The report is not accessed through the website or NEHS Connect. To date, 453 reports have been completed. Chapters submitting the report by June 15, 2020, will be eligible for a $100 award; all reports are due by July 1, 2020.
Graduation Merchandise
NEHS honor cords and medallions are available now; due to the current circumstances, we have opened access to the NEHS store to graduating NEHS members who would like to order their own goods if Advisors are not able to do so. 
Please note
Allow 3-4 weeks for delivery of any order items.

Upcoming Dates
May 22
Service Project: Imagination Library final collection date

National English Honor Society for Secondary Schools
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Sigma Tau Delta, Department of English
Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, IL 60115
United States

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