50 Students Inducted to CHS National Honor Society
On the evening of Monday, October 21st, Cortland High School inducted 50 students into the National Honor Society. National Honor Society membership is for students in grades 10-12 who meet the requirements for membership including demonstration in the following four pillars: Scholarship, Service, Leadership and Character.
Per national guidelines, at a minimum, students must have a cumulative GPA of 85, B, 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, or equivalent standard of excellence.
This involves voluntary contributions made by a student to the school or community, done without compensation.
Student leaders are those who are resourceful, good problem solvers, and idea contributors. Leadership experiences can be drawn from school or community activities while working with or for others.
The student of good character is cooperative; demonstrates high standards of honesty and reliability; shows courtesy, concern, and respect for others; and generally maintains a clean disciplinary record.
Students who meet the scholarship requirement will have an opportunity to complete a form detailing their accomplishments.
National Honor Society Advisor, Keith Palm said, “National Honor Society provides an opportunity for exemplary students to become more involved within the school and community. These students, when serving as volunteers, represent the Cortland High School community. Within the school district, the students often function as role models and tutors for their fellow peers should the need arise.”
“This year was a bit different because we held the ceremony at SUNY Cortland” explained NHS member Oumou Diakite. Oumou went on to say, “National Honor Society gave me an opportunity to meet other students at CHS that I normally would not get to know. Junior year is hard and a lot of these students are taking AP classes, so having a support group going through the same things you are is a great benefit of being in NHS.”
We would like to congratulate the 50 new members of NHS