By Emanuela Gallo '19
Being apart of the National Honor Society at Fontbonne is a great opportunity for students! Members exhibit role model qualities and live out the FHA mission. They also participate in community service projects and fundraising initiatives. However, only a select number of students are asked to join. In order to enter, there is a process that begins before the selection in junior year.
The National Honor Society requirements for nomination are to have a GPA of 95%. In addition, you must have participated in three clubs, one of which is a service club. A minimum of 35 hours of community service is also required.
Once you are nominated as a candidate, you must complete the Candidacy Packet. It consists of a series of forms and evaluations that will provide the Faculty Council the information they need to make their decision.
One form will provide you space to list all your student activities, such as non-service clubs, teams, and musical groups; leadership positions (such as an elected student body leader, club officer, team captain, and newspaper editor);
service clubs and activities in or out of school; paid work; and awards or achievements.
After this, you will be expected to provide evaluations from the teachers who run the three clubs you have participated in. Your FA teacher, as well as the person who is in charge of your community service site, will complete evaluations as well. They will make an assessment of your character and leadership skills. On a scale of 1-5, (1 being excellent and 5 being poor), they will assess you on responsibility, cooperation, honesty, trustworthiness, work ethic, respect for others, and so on.
The current junior year’s candidates, should they be accepted, will receive their invitations in the week of February 26th. The induction ceremony will take place on March 15th.