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National Honor Society

The National Honor Society (NHS) is the nation’s premier organization established to recognize outstanding high school students. More than just an honor roll, NHS serves to honor those Juniors and Seniors who have demonstrated excellence at Our Lady of Mercy throughout high school in the areas of Scholarship, Leadership, Service, and Character. All members are expected to maintain the standards by which they were selected:


Scholarship: Junior and Senior NHS members must maintain excellent grades. The minimum overall cumulative GPA required for students to be considered for selection in NHS will be 92.0 (effective 2018/2019 school year). 

Service: NHS members are expected to go above and beyond the minimum 20 Christian Service hours required by Our Lady of Mercy. As part of their service to the school, NHS members provide peer-tutoring assistance to fellow classmates in various academic areas. NHS also helps charity organizations such as the Habitat for Humanity, St. Vincent de Paul Society, Fayette Senior Services, and United Way Shoebox Project. 

Leadership: Student leaders are those who are resourceful, good problem solvers, promoters of school activities, idea-contributors, dependable, and exemplify positive attitudes about life. NHS members gain leadership experiences from school or community activity while working with or for others.

Character: The student of good character upholds principles of morality and ethics, is cooperative, demonstrates high standards of honesty and reliability, shows courtesy, concern and respect for others and generally maintains a good and clean lifestyle.