Moderator: Mrs. Deb Foote
National Honor Society (NHS) promotes scholarship, leadership, service, and character.
Criteria The following criteria are used to determine membership in NHS:
Scholarship – Members must possess and then maintain a cumulative minimum grade point average of 3.6 (4.0 scale).
Service – Members perform voluntary work in the school or in the community each semester.
Leadership – Members demonstrate leadership skills in the school or in the community while working with or for others.
Character – Members uphold the principles of morality, integrity, and honesty; and demonstrate reliability, cooperation, and respect.
Membership Members are inducted in May of their sophomore, junior, or senior year.
Activities Members are involved in a number of voluntary activities throughout the year both in the school and in the community. Annually at Mater Dei, in conjunction with our St. Vincent De Paul Society and class officers, NHS sponsors a Thanksgiving Food Drive. The collected canned goods are distributed to local organizations that provide food for those in need.
Academic Letters Members are awarded an academic letter for maintaining a specific cumulative grade point average (gpa) each year as follows:
sophomores – a 4.0 gpa (4.0 scale) after the first semester of their sophomore year
juniors – a 3.8 gpa (4.0 scale) after the first semester of their junior year
seniors – a 3.6 gpa (4.0 scale) after the first semester of their senior year
Latest News for National Honor Society
During the annual Thanksgiving Food Drive, the Mater Dei community donated 2,742 food items. In twelve years, the Mater Dei community has donated 22,156 food items to bless those in need. Please join us in extending a special “thank you” to Mrs. Deb Foote, NHS moderator; Mrs. KK Schneider, St. Vincent de Paul moderator; and our NHS officers and members for hosting the drive.
Pictured at left, Quinn Cutler, Drew Tonnies and Myah Beckmann organize donations.