National Honor Society Inviting Members
By: WebmasterDate: Mar 13, 2015 Tags: School News
According to the Plymouth Christian Academy National Honor Society bylaws, the purpose of the National Honor Society is to stimulate academic excellence, to provide service to the community, to build healthy character and enhance leadership skills. These goals are met through various community service projects such as the NHS Tutoring Program, the Red Cross Blood Drive, PCA Open House and Auction help and can drive. NHS members are also involved in developing a comprehensive leadership tutorial to be used at various levels of student leadership as well as other activities during the year.
National Honor Society is a prestigious organization with rigorous requirements for membership. Students may apply in the spring of either their sophomore or junior year for membership. It is possible that students who do not meet the requirements their sophomore year may reapply for consideration their junior year. In addition to attaining a GPA of 3.7 or higher, we are looking for students who have begun to embody the following four pillars of character, leadership, scholarship and service during their years at Plymouth Christian Academy:
- Character: kind, humble, confident, dedicated, trustworthy (three character references and as well as feedback from the faculty)
- Leadership: holds leadership positions in areas of participation (at least two)
- Scholarship: excellent work ethic and academic integrity, 3.7 GP or higher
- Service: participation in at least ten hours of community service (not for family members) for which no compensation (monetary or Bible credits) has been given
Once a student has been inducted into NHS, there are obligations to retaining membership. The student must keep grades at a 3.7 or higher, complete at least five personal community service hours each semester, continuously hold a leadership role, participate in extra-curricular activities other than NHS, participate in all NHS activities, and continue to demonstrate excellent character.
In conclusion, to be a member of the PCA National Honor Society the student has demonstrated the heart of a servant, continues to meet the challenges of high academic standards, and is an excellent role model for Christian attitude and behavior. Students who have met the initial 3.7 GPA have been contacted. Applications for membership for the 2015-16 school year are being accepted until April 2. We are looking forward to working with a fantastic group of motivated students!
Susan Aitken & Karen Baker, National Honor Society Co-Sponsors