Section 1. Membership in this chapter shall be based upon scholarship, service, leadership, and character.

Section 2. Members of the sophomore class may be chosen as probationary members of the chapter of the National Honor Society if they satisfy all the requirements. Such probationary members shall have voice and vote in the chapter but may not hold office. Juniors and seniors will be considered active members with the privilege of holding office. Upon graduation members will be known as graduate members with no voice or vote in the organization.

Section 3. Candidates shall have spent at least one semester in Upton High school and shall be members of the sophomore, junior, or senior class. Candidates eligible for election to the chapter shall have no semester grade below a "B" or its equivalent in any class.