Honor Societies

Membership to an honor society is one way in which C-M recognizes excellence in academics, leadership, character, and service to our community. Students who meet the specified requirements are invited to join one (or more) of the following honor societies:

Art Honor Society

Mrs. Angela Canosa, Moderator
acanosa@cmlions.org

Purpose:

To inspire and recognize those students who have shown outstanding ability in art. To increase an awareness and bring art to the attention of the school and community.

Goals:
The NAHS programs provide avenues for recognition of the talents and leadership roles for visual art students, while spotlighting the success and community work of the school’s art program.

To foster and encourage an atmosphere that provides service to others, especially in all areas of the school curriculum and the community.

National English Honor Society

Mr. Jeff Harrison, Moderator
jharrison@cmlions.org

The NEHS motto, "gelast sceal mid are," is Old English for: "duty goes with honor." The motto represents one of the earliest forms of our language—it affirms and celebrates an obligation to use one's gifts in service to others. Service to peers, school, and community is part and parcel of the NEHS mission—and, indeed, in the grammatical structure of the Old English phrase, "duty" actually precedes "honor."
  • Membership in NEHS is by invitation, extended through a local chapter on behalf of the national organization. Membership in NEHS is an honor bestowed on individuals selected for their accomplishments in the field of English and in overall academic achievement.
  • The NEHS Constitution sets forth as minimum requirements for active membership the following:
    • attendance at the school the equivalent of one semester prior to being considered. (If special circumstances merit, the Faculty Advisory Council may waive the semester regulation),
    • completion of the equivalent of two semesters of English prior to induction as members,
    • the achievement of a minimum overall and English grade point average of a 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) prior to induction as members, and
    • payment of dues

    French National Honor Society

    Ms. Vesselina Nikolov, Moderator
    vnikolov@cmlions.org

    Mission -As a club we try to promote the Marianist Mission and apply in our everyday activities the Marianist characteristics.
    We promote a faith and culture dialogue among our members. Members have the chance to help their peers with academic work through tutoring, which educates in family spirit and personal response to faith.

    Eligibility requirements:
    To become a member, one must present a 3.0 GPA with a 3.5 average in French. They must also be enrolled in French for the next school year. Seniors can’t be inducted. The student membership is $10, payable at the time of initiation.

    **Requirement for service hours – 4 hours per school year

    The International Thespian Society

    Mr. Joe Catalano, Moderator
    jcatalano@cmlions.org

    This honor society is created for students who do theatre well. We serve for the betterment of our community by attaining excellence in the performing arts. We are inclusive of all students who demonstrate a love of theatre and are willing to share their passion with others.

    Students who are new to the society (apprentices) must earn 20 points per academic year by being actively involved in the performing arts. Fifteen of these points must be earned from participation in theatrical events sponsored by the CM theatre department ie. Mainstage Productions, District Festivals and CM Improv Group just to name a few. The sponsor will post the breakdown of points for the society so all members are aware of how they can best earn their required points. The apprentice must earn the twenty points by April 1st of the current academic year. When an apprentice has earned the appropriate twenty points they are invited, at the discretion of the sponsor, to be inducted into the society. The induction will take place at the Honors Induction Ceremony scheduled by CM.

    After a student has been inducted into the society, they must maintain their membership each academic year by earning twenty points in the same manner as an apprentice. Senior members of the society, in good standing, may receive a Thespian Stole that may be worn at graduation.

    Officers are appointed by the troupe sponsor.

    • Yearly Dues for all members and apprentices are $5.00
    • Induction Fee: $10.00, payable by April 1st from eligible apprentices.
    • Senior Graduation Thespian Stole: $10.00 payable by April 1st from eligible seniors.
    • Festival Fee: $20.00
    • Scheduled meeting days: At least once a month, more when necessary.

    Mu Alpha Theta

    Jason Johnson, Moderator
    jjohnson@cmlions.org

    The Purpose of Mu Alpha Theta

    Mu Alpha Theta, the National High School and Two-Year College Mathematics Honor Society, was formed in 1957 at the University of Oklahoma. We are dedicated to inspiring a keen interest in mathematics, developing strong scholarship in the subject, and promoting the enjoyment of mathematics in high school and two-year college students. As of June 2016, more than 113,500 students are Mu Alpha Theta members at more than 2,300 schools in the United States and in 20 foreign countries.

    To be eligible:

    • Members must be high school students in grades 9 through 11.
    • Members must have completed the equivalent of two years of college preparatory mathematics, including algebra and/or geometry, and have completed or are enrolled in a third year of college preparatory mathematics.
    • On the 4-point grading scale, members must have at least a 3.0 math grade point average.

    National Honor Society

    Mrs. Lauren Broeckelmann, Moderator
    lbroeckelmann@cmlions.org

    Purpose:
    NHS creates enthusiasm for scholarships, promotes worthy leadership, and encourages a greater development of character in all students.

    Students can be invited into NHS in the Spring of their 10th grade year. To be eligible, a student must have a minimum 3.7 cumulative GPA and be in good discipline standing. Dues are $20 per school year.

    Rho Kappa National Social Studies Honor Society

    Andrew Accornero, Moderator
    aacconero@cmlions.org

    Rho Kappa Social Studies Honor Society is the only national organization for high school juniors and seniors that recognizes excellence in the field of Social Studies.

    Each candidate for membership shall be selected to a designated chapter of Rho Kappa based on the following criteria:

    • Have been in attendance at the school in which the chapter resides for the equivalent of one semester prior to being considered (If a special or unique circumstances merit, the high school administration may waive the semester requirement, providing a letter of explanation to the National Advisory Council).
    • Have completed four semesters of courses in the field of social studies and be prepared to complete at least six semesters. The minimum grade point average for these courses is an unweighted 3.00 or the numerical equivalent.
    • Have an overall cumulative GPA of at least 3.00 or the numerical equivalent.

    Science National Honor Society

    Mrs. Linda Fisher-Meerow, Moderator
    lfisher@cmlions.org

    Purpose:
    To recognize and encourage scientific and intellectual thought within the science area. To communicate with the scientific community and to aid fellow students in the comprehension of science.

    National Spanish Honor Society

    Ms. Ana Cristina Ojeda, Moderator
    aojeda@cmlions.org

    Purpose:
    The Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica (SHH) is an honor society for high school students enrolled in Spanish and/or Portuguese, sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese (AATSP).

    The SHH was formally organized as the Spanish National Honor Society in 1953. The name was changed to Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica in 1959. At present there are more than 2,000 national and international chapters of the SHH.

    The mission of the Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica is to recognize high school achievement in Spanish and Portuguese and to promote interest in Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian studies.

    As a member of the National Spanish Honor Society (Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica) you are called upon to give service to your school and community. We encourage you to participate in tutoring and in service activities at school and the community. It should also be remembered that the SHH is an honor society for those students of high academic achievement.
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