National Honor Society
Archbishop Molloy High School
Membership in the National Honor Society is an honor bestowed on a student. Students who meet certain requirements will be invited to apply for membership.
A student who meets the academic requirements of at least a 95.0 academic average becomes automatically eligible for membership at the beginning of the fourth quarter of junior year and remains eligible in grade twelve, providing the academic requirements continue to be met. If an eligible student wishes to be considered as a candidate for membership, he/she must complete a National Honor Society application form. A candidate must have been in attendance at school for the equivalent of one semester.
The criteria for membership are: outstanding scholarship, character, leadership, and service, defined as follows:
Scholarship: The student must have a cumulative scholastic average of at least 95.0.
Character: This is probably the most difficult criterion to define. A person of character demonstrates the following six qualities: respect, responsibility, trustworthiness, fairness, caring, and citizenship. The student of character takes criticism willingly and accepts recommendations graciously; consistently exemplifies desirable qualities of behavior (cheerfulness, friendliness, poise, stability); upholds principles of morality and ethics; cooperates by complying with school regulations concerning property, programs, office, halls, etc.; demonstrates the highest standards of honesty and reliability; observes rules and instructions, is punctual, both inside and outside the classroom, manifests truthfulness in acknowledging obedience to rules, avoiding cheating in written work, and also avoids profiting by mistakes of others.
Leadership: There shall be evidence that the student has taken the initiative in class and school activities, has striven to train and aid others to attain the same objective, and has been willing to sacrifice personal interests for the interest of others.
Service: A willingness to consistently volunteer his/her time and abilities to help others, without monetary compensation or public recognition, should be shown by the student both in everyday routine work and special situations.
Ms. Danielle Choo
Ms. Lauren Pizzo