National Honor Society
- Scholarship: Sophomores or juniors who have a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or better meet the scholarship requirement for membership. These students are eligible for consideration on the basis of service, leadership, and character.
- Service: This quality is defined through voluntary contributions made by a student to the school or community, done without compensation and with a positive, courteous, and enthusiastic spirit.
- Leadership: Student leaders are those who are resourceful, good problem solvers, promoters of school activities, idea-contributors, dependable, and persons who exemplify positive attitudes about life. Leadership experiences can be drawn from school or community activities while working with or for others.
- Character: The student of good character upholds principles of morality and ethics, is cooperative, demonstrates high standards of honesty and reliability, shows courtesy, concern, and respect for others, and generally maintains a good clean lifestyle.
NHS-2018 Application Overview
Verification Statement 2018
Service to School
- Tutor Peers
- Assist with Becahi Book Fair
- Serve as Moderators & Timers for Debate Team
- For additional information please contact the moderator, Miss Debra Ann DeSanto at: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Faculty Council consists of five voting members appointed by and reporting to the principal. The council reviews procedures, selects new members, and considers disciplinary actions.
Council members are:
- Mr. Steve Tomaszewski
- Mr. Michael Grasso
- Mr. Jack Grogan
- Mrs. Carole Reightler
- Mrs. Ann Ruth
The Chapter Adviser, Miss Debra Ann DeSanto, is an ex-officio, non-voting member of the council.
The leadership criterion is considered highly important for membership selection. The student who exercises leadership:
- Successfully holds school offices or positions of responsibility; conducts business effectively and efficiently; demonstrates reliability and dependability
- Leads in school or community activities, in the classroom, or at work
- Demonstrates initiative in promoting school activities
- Is resourceful in proposing new ideas and making suggestions
- Exercises positive influence on peers in upholding school ideals
- Contributes ideas that improve the civic life of the school
- Exemplifies positive attitudes
- Inspires positive behavior in others
- Is willing to uphold scholarship and maintain a loyal school attitude
The student who serves:
- Volunteers and provides dependable and well organized assistance, is gladly available, and is willing to sacrifice to offer assistance
- Works well with others and is willing to take on difficult or inconspicuous responsibilities
- Cheerfully and enthusiastically renders any requested service to the school
- Is willing to represent the class or school in inter-class and inter-scholastic competition
- Does committee and staff work without complaint
- Participates in some activity outside of school, for example: Girl Scouts; Boy Scouts; church groups; volunteer services for the elderly, poor or disadvantaged
- Mentors persons in the community or students at other schools
- Shows courtesy by assisting visitors, teachers and students
- Receives no direct financial or material compensation for service
A person of character demonstrates the following six qualities: respect, responsibility, trustworthiness, fairness, caring, and citizenship. In addition, the student of character:
- Takes criticism willingly and accepts recommendations graciously
- Consistently exemplifies desirable qualities of behavior (cheerfulness, friendliness, poise, stability)
- Upholds principles of morality and ethics
- Cooperates by complying with school regulations concerning property, programs, office, halls, etc.
- Demonstrates the highest standards of honesty and reliability
- Regularly shows courtesy, concern and respect for others
- Observes instructions and rules, is punctual and faithful both inside and outside the classroom
- Has powers of concentration, self-discipline and sustained attention, as shown by perseverance and application to studies
- Manifests truthfulness in acknowledging obedience to rules, avoiding cheating in written work, and showing unwillingness to profit by the mistakes of others
- Actively helps rid the school of bad influences or environment