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The National Honor Society, established nationally in 1921 is the nation's premier organization established to recognize outstanding high school students. More than just an honor roll, NHS and serves to honor those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of Scholarship, Leadership, Service, and Character. These characteristics have been associated with membership in the organization since its beginnings in 1921. Today, it is estimated that more than one million students participate in activities of the NHS and NJHS. NHS and NJHS chapters are found in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, many U.S. Territories, and Canada. Chapter membership not only recognizes students for their accomplishments, but challenges them to develop further through active involvement in school activities and community service.
-- taken from the NHS website
National Honor Society at St. Peter Chanel
Students who are seniors, juniors, or second semester sophomores and who have a 3.300 accumulative grade point average are eligible to apply for membership in the St. Peter Chanel Chapter of the National Honor Society. Other criteria for membership include: wholesome character, outstanding leadership, and exemplary service. Applications are made available in January and an independent board made up of faculty members makes the final decision on membership. New members are inducted in early March.
Once students are members, they are required to attend monthly meetings and to participate in the many service activities sponsored by NHS. NHS activities include
School Wide Recycling Project see article below
Going Global – Malawi, Africa High School Project
Sweetest Day Carnation Sale
Valentine’s Day Orange Crush Sale
Teacher Appreciation Breakfast
NHS is moderated by Mrs. Victoria Karakasis and Mr. Andrew Clare.
NHS Recycling Program
St. Peter Chanel H.S. National Honor Society, along with our staff and students, is continuing the paper and cardboard recycling program started in 2011. Each month, our recycling saves many trees, yards of cubic space in the landfill, thousands of gallons of water and thousands of kilowatts of electricity. Recycling impacts the environment in these positive ways!
Parents and community members may help by bringing newspaper, magazines, phone books, broken down cardboard boxes (to save space in the bins) and other paper material to either the recycling bin located on the gym side of the parking lot or the one in the back parking lot behind the school.
Inside the school, place items in the recycling bins located in the offices and classrooms. NHS members and other student volunteers empty the classroom and office bins in the ice room located in the basement. Our wonderful maintenance staff brings the recycling out to the bins and the material is picked up on a regular basis.
Thank you for participating in this Earth friendly project!