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National Honor Society

The Sister Mary Concepta Chapter of the National Honor Society

The purpose of the organization shall be to create an enthusiasm for scholarship, to develop character, to promote leadership, and to stimulate a desire to render service in the students of Aquinas High School. Members of the Chapter shall be known as provisional, active, and graduate. Membership shall be based upon scholarship, character, leadership and service.


Requirements for membership are:
Scholarship - An average of 90.0% or higher with no mark under 85.0% and a passing grade in Physical Education.
Character - Desirable qualities of personality, responsibility, honesty, fairness and tolerance.
Leadership - Poise, self-confidence, participation in and promotion of school activities, positions of responsibility, initiative in studies and industry.
Service - Puts service to others above self-interests, serves class and school community.
Active membership is open to students from grades ten through twelve. All potentially qualified candidates are given just consideration, but only those students who deserve the high honor and will meet the responsibilities of the National Honor Society will be elected. Induction into the Aquinas Chapter of the National Honor Society will follow the second quarter marking period.
No honor or responsibility conferred by the school excels that represented by the National Honor Society. Aquinas also has a Spanish, Art, Technology and Quill and Scroll Honor Society. Each of these societies represent the fundamental objectives for which schools are instituted and gives recognition to those who have attained most nearly the desired ends. These organizations seek to improve scholarship and to place the regular and faithful performance of academic work in its proper place in the estimation of faculty and student body.