Laurens Central School's Hugh J. Kennedy chapter of the National Senior and Junior Honor Societies will begin the selection process for new members in the Spring of 2017. Students who are eligible for membership consideration will receive a letter before the end of February. To be eligible for membership consideration, students must have a cumulative average of at least 90%. In addition to high academic standing, a student must also meet high standards of leadership, service, character and citzenship.
There is a Faculty Council which makes the final decisions on membership in Honor Societies. The letter students receive notifying them of their eligibility will include a questionnaire which students must fill out to provide the Faculty Council with addtional information. The Faculty Council also solicits information from the faculty at large regarding each candidate. To meet membership requirements, the Council is looking for evidence which includes:
- involvement with several school or community service projects
- leadership and participation in school activities
- involvement with civic organizations and/or student council
- evidence of integrity and high ethical standards
- cooperation with students and faculty
Full descriptions of what is meant by Leadership, Service, Character and Citzenship are available from the Society Advisors. If your child receives a letter by the end of February, please be sure that he or she completes the questionnaire and returns it to the Society Advisor by the required date in order to be considered for membership!
The National Honor Society Advisor is Tom Tirado and Ted Henry.
The Junior National Honor Society Advisor is Beverly Murch