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Honor Society Eligibility

NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY
This is an organization which gives recognition to students who have achieved outstanding performance levels in scholarship, leadership, character and service. During the spring semester of their junior year, academically qualified students are invited to make application to the Society. To be nominated a student must:
a. Complete one semester at Trinity immediately prior to candidacy.
b. Have a weighted average of 92% for 2-1/2 years at the time of nomination.
c. Respond to his/her nomination within the designated time period.
Successful candidates must have a demonstrated history of school leadership, participation in extracurricular school activities and service to the school.

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FOREIGN LANGUAGE HONOR SOCIETIES
These organizations give recognition to students who have demonstrated outstanding performance in the study of Foreign Language. During the fall semester of their enrollment in the St. John’s University College courses or Level IV courses, academically qualified students are invited to make application. To be nominated, a student must:
a. Have a cumulative three year weighted average of 90% in the study of foreign language.
b. Be recommended by prior language teachers based on evidence of independent study and consistent class participation.
c. Demonstrate a strong interest in continuing the study of foreign language through skill in speaking, listening, reading and writing.
d. Have participated in World Language Week Activities, the Spanish and/or French Club and the National exams.
e. Fulfill specified service requirements.
f. Respond to his/her nomination within the designated time period.


NEW YORK STATE MATHEMATICS HONOR SOCIETY
The Mathematics Honor Society gives recognition for achievement in mathematics, creates enthusiasm for scholarship at all levels and encourages talented students to help others develop mathematical skills and interests. Candidates making application must:
a. Complete three years of high school math with a cumulative average of 93%.
b. Have a cumulative average of 85% in all subjects.
c. Submit all documentation, including two math faculty recommendations, by the designated date.
Prior and subsequent to induction, candidates must: 
a. Actively participate in two or more Math Leagues.
b. Fulfill specified tutoring requirements.


QUILL AND SCROLL HONOR SOCIETY
This international honor society seeks to recognize the contributions of high school journalists. To be eligible for membership, a student must:
a. Be an active member of the Tribute, Triangle and/or Prism staff.
b. Rank scholastically in the top third of the junior or senior class.
c. Accomplish superior work in some phase of high school journalism.
d. Be recommended by a committee of publication moderators.


SCIENCE NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY

The Science National Honor Society was established to engender a new group of young thinkers who will be the future of industry, research, and scientific exploration for America.  The main objuective of the society is to encourage students to participate in community service and in turn, encourage a dedication to the pursuit of scientific knowledge.  To be eligible, a student must:
a. Be a junior or senior.
b. Enrolled in at least one Honors or AP level Science class during or prior to 11th grade.
c. Continue your Science coursework in the 12th grade (must complete 3 full credit courses in Science).
d. Have a cumulative average of 88% in all Science courses.
e. Have a cumulative average of 85% in all courses.
f. Fulfill specified service requirements by established deadlines.


TRI-M MUSIC HONOR SOCIETY

This is the international honor society for music students. Qualified students are invited to make application. To apply, a student must:
a. Have a 90% average in all performance classes.
b. Have a cumulative average of 85% in all subjects.
c. Have performed in four concerts.
d. Demonstrate community service in the area of music.
e. Have the recommendation of Department staff.
f. Submit all application materials within the designated time period.


THESPIAN HONOR SOCIETY
The Thespian Honor Society has been established to honor secondary school students for outstanding work in theatre. Thespian membership is granted through a point system for the performance of meritorious work in theatre arts including acting, directing, performing, writing and technical achievements which meet the Society’s general guidelines.  To attain Thespian membership a student must earn ten points (ten hours equals one point).  After thespians have attained membership, further recognition for their outstanding work in theatre arts may be recognized by awarding stars for each additional ten points to a maximum of four stars.

NATIONAL ART HONOR SOCIETY
The National Art Honor Society gives recognition to students who have demonstrated outstanding performances in the study of the Visual Arts. Its purpose is to assist student members to attain their highest potential in all forms of Arts, and to raise awareness of Art Education throughout the school and community. To be eligible for membership, a student must:
a. Have a 90% or higher average in all Visual Art classes.
b. Have a cumulative average of 85% or higher in all subjects.
c. Have taken at least 3 full credits within the Visual Art curriculum.
d. Submit all application materials within the designed time period.
e. Demonstrate community service in the area of Art.
f. Demonstrate a strong interest in continuing the study of Art.
g. Be recommended by prior Art teachers based on evidence of independent study and consistent class participation.


NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY FOR DANCE ARTS
The primary mission of the National Honor Society for Dance Arts is to promote and honor outstanding dance achievement in middle and high school level students.  Student membership is awarded on the basis of points earned for meritorious work in dance that meet the honor society’s general guidelines. In addition, the prospective member’s demonstration of collaborative teamwork, motivation, and participation in the many aspects of dance (choreography, performance, teaching, production, etc.) is a factor in the determination of eligibility for membership. To quality for membership, a student must earn 30 points, at least 20 of which should be earned while participating in dance activities at Holy Trinity. A student may earn up to 10 points while participating in community dance activities or other activities in the performing arts outside of school.  After a student has been inducted, he/she may continue to accumulate points toward the awarding of stars for continued meritorious work in dance. Up to 5 stars can be awarded, 1 star for every 10 points earned.

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