National Honor Society

St. Thomas Aquinas Chapter

The National Honor Society (NHS) is more than just an honor roll. Each honor society chapter establishes rules for membership that are based upon a student's outstanding performance in the areas of: Scholarship, Service, Leadership, and Character These criteria for selection form the foundation upon which the organization and its activities are built.

·         Scholarship
Students who have a cumulative grade point average of 85 percent, B, 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) or equivalent standard of excellence, or a higher cumulative average set by the local school's Faculty Council, meet the scholarship requirement for membership. These students are then eligible for consideration on the basis of service, leadership, and character.

·         Service
This quality is defined through the voluntary contributions made by a student to the school or community, done without compensation and with a positive, courteous, and enthusiastic spirit.

·         Leadership
Student leaders are those who are resourceful, good problem solvers, promoters of school activities, idea-contributors, dependable, and persons who exemplify positive attitudes about life. Leadership experiences can be drawn from school or community activities while working with or for others.

·         Character
The student of good character upholds principles of morality and ethics, is cooperative, demonstrates high standards of honesty and reliability, shows courtesy, concern, and respect for others, and generally maintains a good and clean lifestyle.

All membership selection for individual students is handled through the local school chapter, where specific standards for the above criteria have been determined and are laid out in the by-laws of this chapter.  All chapters are required to publish selection processes, maintain copies of local procedures and provide public access to these processes.

Mount Royal Academy’s Saint Thomas Aquinas Chapter of the NHS had its first induction ceremony on March 14, 2012.

Current Chapter Members:

President: Alexandra Mihaly

VP: Andrew Thibault

Treasurer: Miriam Nelson

Secretary: David Keufler

Historian: Megan Rublee

Ishpreet B., Malachi Swenson, Malachi Nelson and Matt Bocko  

Chapter Meetings: Held on Wednesdays, monthly, during Activity period.

Current Chapter Project

Upcoming Induction: St. Thomas Aquinas Chapter will hold its second induction ceremony on May 22, 2013. Any student at MRA in grades 10-12 who has a cummulative 3.0 GPA will be under consideration for induction.  The first quarter of this year will then be very important for those who may have previously missed the cutoff.

Potential Upcoming Events:

  • NHS is working on hosting a "Sunshine Dinner" for the homeless with the help of the Newport food pantry. 
  • All service opportunities will be placed on the NHS bulletin board with sign up sheets.
  • Other opportunities include potential church ground clean up, cemetary clean up, senior home visits

Peer Recognition Awards: These will continue either biweekly or monthly for the remainder of the year.