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:
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 Pregnancy Problem Center, St. Vincent de Paul Society, Knights of Columbus, and Food for the Poor.
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. 2