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.

English Honor Society

Mr. Jeff Harrison
jharrison@cmlions.org

Purpose:
To recognize on the national level those who, on the basis of academic grades and performance, merit special note for past and current accomplishments; To nurture members to further develop their abilities in the various fields of English; And to encourage members to use their talents in the service of others.

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

Moderator: TBD

Purpose:
According to the Constitution and By-Laws, Mu Alpha Theta has the following objectives:

  • To promote mathematical interest at Chaminade-Madonna College Preparatory and the surrounding community.
  • To provide a responsible tutoring service in the fields of mathematics to all students of Chaminade-Madonna College Preparatory.
  • To provide a social group for students with a high aptitude in mathematics.
  • To instruct its members in the fundamental traits of self-discipline, self-confidence, and self-government for the attainment of leadership and distinction in intellectual and civic accomplishments.
  • To exemplify the Marianist philosophy in all activities for the goal of leading Toward a Better World.
  • To do all other things necessary and appropriate for those objectives and the welfare of its members.

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

Andrew Accornero, Moderator
aacconero@cmlions.org

Purpose:

The mission and purpose of Rho Kappa, the National Social Studies Honor Society is to promote scholarship and to recognize academic excellence in social studies in secondary school environments and the community; provide through its local chapters opportunities for exploration in the social studies in secondary school environments and the community; and encourage interest in, understanding of, and appreciation for the social studies.

Science 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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