Honor Societies

National Honor Society

In order to apply for admission to or maintain membership in the Excalibur Chapter of the National Honor Society (NHS), a student must:

  • have attended Kennedy Catholic for at least three (3) consecutive semesters;
  • currently have and continue to maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 3.60 (grade point average will not be rounded to meet the minimum requirement);
  • be presently enrolled in at least two honors-level courses; and
  • have completed or be in the process of completing the number of honors-level courses outlined in the chart below, as determined by the student’s year in school. These honors-level courses may be taken concurrently.

Year in School Minimum Number of Honors-Level Courses in Progress or Completed
Sophomore - 3
Junior - 5
Senior - 7

Each year in the Spring, students are inducted into the Kennedy Catholic Excalibur Chapter of the National Honor Society. Advisers: Kathleen Gurnard and Stephen Barbarossa


All National Honor Society members are expected to maintain membership requirements of the National Honor Society, including GPA, and to take part in National Honor Society service requirements, which include, but are not limited to; volunteering with evening events at the school and participating as a tutor in the KTEAMS program. NHS members may be dismissed for failing to fulfill these obligations. Dismissal will result in the removal of the NHS designation from school records and, depending on the severity of the infraction, possible notification of colleges to which a student applied.

Three teachers may be asked to evaluate you. They will be asked about your strengths regarding the four characteristics required for entrance into the National Honor Society.

These characteristics are: Character, Scholarship, Leadership, and Service. These characteristics are equally important in determining your acceptance into the National Honor Society.

2018 National Honor Society Application

Student applicants will be evaluated on the quality of the written work produced for this application.

2018 National Honor Society Application

World Language Honor Societies

Advanced-level world language students are invited to join the American Sign Language, French, German, Latin or Spanish Honor Society based on stated grade pre-requisites. Senior members receive an honor cord at graduation. A World Language Honor Society Initiation ceremony is held in May. Mentor: Myrna Moffat