The Cherokee Indian Chapter of the National
Honor Society was chartered in 1940, and in
the ensuing 77 years has gained a
reputation as one of the outstanding
organizations in Jacksonville High School.
In May 1984, the name of the local chapter
was changed to the Osborn-Boles Chapter
in honor of E. G. Osborn, who at that time
was retiring as principal after 25 years in that
post, and Lois Boles, who had been the
faculty adviser of NHS for many years.