SCCSD Chapter of the National Honor Society
2012-2013 Faculty Advisors: Mrs. Becky Nannen & Mrs. Lynn Magiera
Officers: President, Jill Magara; Vice President, Seneca Hofbauer;
Secretary, Courtney James;Treasurer, Jordan Simpson
The Salamanca Chapter of the National Honor Society attended the Forty-Second Annual Cattaraugus County National Honor Society Recognition Dinner on May 1, 2013 and the following senior students were honored with special awards: Jill Magara was awarded Outstanding Honor Society Member as chosen by a vote of the SCCSD NHS members. Jordan Simpson received the Distinguished Service award, and Kyler Whitcomb was awarded the Scholastic Excellence Award for the highest overall SAT score in one sitting. Along with receiving a certificate or plaque, each student received a monetary award of $150.
Under the sponsorship and supervision of the National Association of Secondary School Principals,
the purpose of the NHS is to
Create enthusiasm for scholarship
Stimulate a desire to render service
Develop character in its members
To maintain membership in NHS students must keep their cumulative average above 87%; continue to show good character traits in and outside of school; participate in at least one group sponsored service project and at least one individual service project.
The selection process:
In October, juniors and seniors whose cumulative average is above 87% are notified that they meet the initial scholarship requirement for NHS membership. Then each qualifying candidate is given an activity sheet to fill out with details of their extra-curricular activities, community service work, and leadership activities. Members are expected to demonstrate not only high academic standards, but also leadership, service and good character.
The next component of the selection process is the faculty rating. All members of the faculty with knowledge of the candidates rate them on participation, responsibility, leadership capabilities, character and attitude towards their peers and teachers.
Finally, a faculty selection committee reviews the activity sheets, the faculty rating scores, and the first marking period report cards and determines the final selection of students to be "tapped" for membership.
Excellence in Teaching Award:
NHS members annually select a teacher to receive the award of "Excellence in Teaching". This award is given at the annual tapping ceremony.
The 2012-2013 recipient was Miss Stacey Singer.
2012-2013 Service Projects:
Great Strides - walk to raise money for Cystic Fibrosis research.
Pennies for Patients - February fund raiser for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. 2013 results = $721.23.