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Membership in the National Honor Society is a highly sought-after honor and requires commitment to the ideals of the National Honor Society. Students who have a cumulative weighted GPA of 3.5 or higher and exemplify the four cornerstones of membership as outlined for Scholarship, Service, Leadership, and Character will be invited to submit an application for membership in the National Honor Society. Students applying for membership in the National Honor Society must be in good standing under both the offices of Learning & Achievement (academic & attendance) and Personal Growth (discipline & service hour requirement. Acceptance of membership will indicate a willingness to not only fulfill the National Honor Society application requirements but to participate in all activities as well, such as meetings and service projects associated with the National Honor Society, including the timely payment of dues. Failure to comply with these requirements could result in inactive status. A one-time fee of $50 must be submitted with the student’s National Honor Society application.

It is the philosophy of Clearwater Central Catholic High School that the school will recognize students in the National Honor Society who excel in individual subject areas by sponsoring them into the various other honor societies if they meet the criteria outlined for that society. Seniors who are in good standing will receive an honor cord to be worn at the Commencement Ceremony. Juniors and Seniors must attend the Night of Honors Ceremony to be inducted into an honor society and/or to receive a NHS stole and any honor cords (seniors only). Seniors who are determined to be in inactive status will not be eligible to receive an honor cord.

National Honor Society
Moderator Name: Ms. Lauren Spatola, Dean for Learning & Achievement

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National Honor Society serves to honor those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of scholarship, leadership, service, and character. Four main purposes have guided chapters of NHS from the beginning: to create enthusiasm for scholarship; to stimulate a desire to render service; to promote leadership; and to develop character in the students of secondary schools. These purposes also translate into the criteria used for membership selection in each local chapter.

Requirements: National Honor Society membership is available to all juniors and seniors who have a cumulative weighted GPA of 3.5 or higher and exemplify the four cornerstones of membership as outlined for Scholarship, Service, Leadership, and Character. Students applying for membership in the National Honor Society must be in good standing under both the offices of Learning & Achievement (academic & attendance) and Personal Growth (discipline & CCC service hour requirement).

National Art Honor Society
Moderator Name: Andrea Obenland

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The National Art Honor Society was established in 1978 in the United States by the National Art Education Association for High School students, for “the purpose of inspiring and recognizing those students who have shown an outstanding ability in art” (source: The National Art Honor Society website)

Requirements: Overall 3.5 GPA with a 3.75 Art GPA; completed two semesters in a Fine Arts class or completed one semester and currently enrolled in a second Fine Arts course.

International Thespian Society
Moderator Name: Mr. Russ Wendt

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The society recognizes the achievements of high school and middle school theatre students. Having a Thespian troupe at CCC raises the profile and stature of our theatre program, making both our school and community aware of the activities and success of our students.

Thespian Motto:
“Act well your part; there all the honor lies.”

Mathematics Honor Society (Mu Alpha Theta)
Moderator Name: Mrs. Diane Sabatos

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Mu Alpha Theta (ΜΑΘ) is the United States mathematics honor society for high schools and two-year colleges. By June 2014, it will serve over 100,000 student members in over 2000 chapters in the US and in seventeen foreign countries. Its main goals are to inspire keen interest in mathematics, develop strong scholarship in the subject, and promote the enjoyment of mathematics in high school and two-year college students. The name is a rough transliteration of the letters in the word “math” into Greek

At CCC, our Math Honor Society students are required to provide tutoring services for any and all levels of Mathematics. Tutoring is held in the CLC weekly. Individual tutors may be arranged by request, at times that are convenient for the student making the request and the MHS student providing the tutoring. Math Honor Society Constitution
Moderator Name: Diane Sabatos

Requirements: Overall 3.5 GPA or higher with a 3.75 Math GPA; must be presently enrolled in a Honors, AP, or IB level math course.

National English Honor Society
Moderator Name: Mr. Dan Lauby

The National English Honor Society (NEHS), founded and sponsored by Sigma Tau Delta, is the only national organization exclusively for high school students and faculty who, in the field of English, merit special note for past and current accomplishments. CCC formed the Tolle Lege Chapter of the NEHS in 2016.

The NEHS motto, “gelast sceal mid are,” is Old English for: “duty goes with honor.” The motto represents one of the earliest forms of our language—it affirms and celebrates an obligation to use one’s gifts in service to others. Service to peers, school, and community is part and parcel of the NEHS mission—and, indeed, in the grammatical structure of the Old English phrase, “duty” actually precedes “honor.”

Requirements:  Overall 3.5 GPA, with a 3.75 English GPA.

Science National Honor Society
Moderator Name: Robin Ford Ballis

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Science National Honor Society Vision

SNHS will be the prominent scientific organization that will engender a new group of young thinkers who will be the future of industry, research, and scientific exploration for America.

Requirements: Overall 3.75 GPA with a 3.75 Science GPA; five semesters of Science with at least two courses in Honors, AP, or IB.

Spanish Honor Society
Moderator Name: Mrs. Patty Ceraolo

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The Spanish Honor Society recognizes high school achievement in Spanish and Portuguese and promotes an interest in Hispanic studies. Our local chapter was established for the purpose of honoring those students for their outstanding performance in Spanish and to provide opportunities beyond the classroom to practice their second language skills and to deepen their appreciation of Hispanic culture.

Requirements: Overall 3.5 GPA with a 3.75 Spanish GPA; transfers must have one full year at CCC to be eligible; seniors must be enrolled in Spanish all four years to receive an honor cord.

Social Studies Honor Society
Moderator Name: Mike Mucci

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Rho Kappa Social Studies Honor Society

Rho Kappa Social Studies Honor Society is the only national organization for high school juniors and seniors that recognizes excellence in the field of Social Studies. Rho Kappa provides national recognition and opportunities for exploration in the social studies. Through its sponsorship of Rho Kappa, NCSS hopes to encourage an interest in, understanding of, and appreciation for the social studies.

Requirements: Overall 3.5 GPA with a 3.75 Social Studies GPA; five semesters of Social Studies with at least two courses in Honors, AP, or IB.