National Honor Society

NHS Officers

President: Annie Hart
Vice President: Maeve Gaffney
Secretary: Chloe Haas
Treasurer: Abby May

NHS Calendar

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History

National Honor Society is a prestigious national organization created in 1919 by the National Association of Secondary School Principals.  Presently, its primary goals are both to recognize those secondary school students who possess outstanding scholarship, character, leadership, and service, as well as to encourage those students to perform needed service for their schools and their communities.

Criteria for Membership

At St. Vincent-St. Mary High School, membership in the National Honor Society is limited to juniors and seniors.  To be eligible, students must be in the college preparatory track and have a minimum of a 3.700 accumulative GPA. A Faculty Council appointed by the Principal selects students for membership following an evaluation process by the entire faculty.  Teachers evaluate students in the four areas recognized by NHS as pillars: scholarship, character, leadership, and service. A student must be judged to be “above average” in each category to be selected for membership. Eligible candidates this year will be notified in late September and informed of the application and selection process.  New members selected by the faculty will be inducted at a ceremony on October 29.

Service Activities

Members must also make a commitment to engage in the service projects the chapter undertakes such as assisting with various school functions, tutoring, and participating in outreach programs to the residents of St. Edward’s Nursing Home. For the past ten years, the chapter has also been responsible for organizing and promoting an annual children’s book drive to stock elementary school libraries in impoverished areas of the Bahama Islands.  Members facilitate a homeroom competition among the classes. The chapter has contributed over 60,000 books to this project.


Advisor: Mrs. Kathryn MilliganMs. Pam Godshalk

Meeting Time: Generally the first Thursday of the month—see calendar for dates

Meeting Place: Room 256