National Honor Society (NHS)

Mother Mary Elizabeth Lange Chapter

An invitation only, nation-wide, academic honors group based on academic performance, community service, conduct and character.

Criteria for Consideration into the Mother Mary Elizabeth Lange Chapter of the NHS:

Unlike the honor roll, which identifies students who excel in academics, the National Honor Society is an honorary title bestowed on those students who demonstrate excellence in SERVICE, LEADERSHIP, CHARACTER, and ACADEMICS.

Service

At least two years of active participation in activities providing direct service to the school. This is a minimum of 150 hours of service. Service projects to SFA include after school tutoring in the library, care of our school grounds, and procuring materials that will enhance our learning environment. In 2005-2006, the NHS students successfully requested and received dictionaries for every classroom and the library from Random House publishers.

Since then, the NHS has been responsible for running the afterschool tutoring and paper recycling programs.

Leadership & Character

A student must demonstrate positive leadership qualities in the classroom and in school activities, as well as be respected by faculty as being honest and conscientious. The student must also have an unblemished discipline record, which is an 80% discipline average each semester prior to consideration for induction.

Academics

A student must maintain a 3.0 average through two (2) of four (4) semesters as a sophomore, or three (3) or six (6) semesters as a junior.