The National Honor Society (NHS) and National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) recognize the outstanding work of state Honor Society associations with the Kyker State Association Service Project Award.
The award is named for Ardis Kyker, a retired executive director who for more than 20 years coordinated the state NHS association in Minnesota and served as a loyal and hard-working supporter of the purposes of NHS and NJHS. Kyker also played a key role in the development of the national conference, hosting the 1996 national conference in Minneapolis. In 2010, the Kyker Award was expanded to include state affiliates of National Student Council. The Kyker State Association Service Project award is presented each year in honor of Kyker’s hard work, dedication, and friendship.