National Honor Society

The Kellenberg Memorial High School Chapter of the National Honor Society seeks to create an enthusiasm for scholarship, to stimulate leadership, and to encourage the development of good character. Only Juniors and Seniors are eligible for membership in the National Honor Society. Membership is determined by meeting certain standards in the areas of scholarship, leadership, character, and service. Specific criteria for selection as outlined in the Chapter By-Laws can be accessed from the Kellenberg Memorial website. The selection and induction of new members is made by the faculty. Inductions take place at the beginning of each school year. Once a student is inducted, he or she is expected to continue serving the school in various projects throughout the year. Members of the National Honor Society will be assigned for various functions during the school year. Students who are not able to make these assignments are expected to secure their own substitutions for the events. Failure to appear at assigned events or to secure appropriate substitutes will result in a review of a student’s membership in the National Honor Society.

There is also a Chapter of the National Junior Honor Society for 7th and 8th grade students in the Bro. Joseph Fox Latin School. Requirements for membership in the National Junior Honor Society are the same as those for the National Honor Society.

 

A student must demonstrate the qualities of Scholarship, Character, Leadership, and Service. The following criteria for selection and membership in the National Honor Society shall be used:

A.   Scholarship

A student of scholarship:

  1.  has a minimmn cumulative average of 85 .0% throughout his tenure.
  2. has no academic failures in the scholastic year before nomination.
  3. has not shown significant academic decline in scholastic achievement.
  4. any member who does not maintain the above criteria is subject to review of membership and possible dismissal.

B. Character

A student of character:

  1. has not incurred 20 demerits in any one academic year.  Students who receive 20 demerits (suspended) are automatically dismissed from the National Honor Society.
  2. has completed at least two years with fewer than 10 demerits in each.
  3. takes criticism willingly and accepts recommendations graciously.
  4. constantly exemplifies desirable qualities of personality (cheerfulness, friendliness, poise, stability).
  5. upholds principles of morality and ethics.
  6. cooperates by complying with school regulation concerning property, programs, office, halls, etc.
  7. demonstrates the highest standards of honesty and reliability.
  8. shows courtesy, concern, and respect for others.
  9. observes instructions and rules,  punctuality, and  faithfulness both inside and outside the classroom.
  10. has powers of concentration and sustained attention as shown by perseverance and application to studies.
  11. manifests truthfulness in acknowledging obedience to rules, avoiding cheating in written work, and showing unwillingness to profit by the mistakes of others.
  12. actively helps rid the school of bad influences or environment.
  13. any member who does not maintain the above criteria is subject to review of membership and possible dismissal.

C. Service

The student who serves:

  1. has a sustained and significant involvement in school activities;  juniors must have two school activities and seniors must have at least one school activity in the year prior to induction (not including Sodality). Outstanding compensatory involvement in the community would be considered in lieu of school activity. Members are required to serve at least one assignment per trimester.  More may be required. Failure to fulfill this requirement may result in dismissal.
  2. is willing to hold scholarship and maintain a loyal school attitude.
  3. participates in some outside school activity: scouting; church groups; volunteer service for the aged, poor, or disadvantaged; family duties.
  4. volunteers dependable and well-organized assistance, is gladly available, and is willing to sacrifice to offer assistance.
  5. works well with others and is willing to take on difficult or inconspicuous responsibilities.
  6. cheerfully and enthusiastically renders any requested service to the school.
  7. is willing to represent the class or school in inter-class or inter-scholastic competition.
  8. does committee and staff work uncomplainingly.
  9. shows courtesy by assisting visitors, teachers, and students.
  10. any member who does not maintain the above criteria is subject to review of membership and possible dismissal.

D.  Leadership

The student who exercises leadership:

  1. is resourceful in proposing new problems, applying principles, and making suggestions.
  2. demonstrates leadership in promoting school activities.
  3. exercises influence on peers in upholding school ideas.
  4. contributes ideas that improve the civic life of the school.
  5. is able to delegate responsibilities.
  6. any member who does not maintain the above criteria is subject to review of membership and possible dismissal.