NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY
Moderators: Ms. Beth Stachura
The National Honor Society is a national organization that recognizes juniors and seniors for outstanding scholarship, leadership, service and character. Each year, in the spring, outstanding sophomores and juniors who have maintained excellent grades are invited to apply for membership.
Because grades are only one criterion for admission into the society, students submit a resume and undergo a rigorous review by the Guerin Prep faculty. The qualifications are cumulative GPA of 3.50, involvement in school and community events, and teacher recommendations.
NHS Sponsors Blood Drive
NHS sponsors an annual Life Source Blood Drive. Students who are 17 and older can participate; students who are sixteen may participate only with parental permission.
Other NHS Activities
The NHS will assist the Elmwood Park Library with the book sale during May. Induction for NHS is in the spring.
FINE ARTS HONOR SOCIETIES
National Art Honor Society
To be a member, students must take at least three art classes, earn an A in each of them, and give 20 hours of service to art- related activities. They pledge "to the best of my ability through my talents in art, to help to create a more beautiful world for myself, for humankind, and for all living things." The student must also have maintained at least a 2.5 grade point average. Each member must also submit an essay about what art means to them and attend all meetings after school. In addition to meetings, students will be required to participate in service hours which include preparing for and submitting work to the Triton Art Show, the Emerging Artist Show, National Art Honor Society Induction Ceremony, and the Guerin Art Show.
International thespian Society (Theater Honors)
MODERATOR: Ms. Kristen Mackie
International Thespian Society is a nationally recognized society that honors excellence in theatre. Students inducted into the society have participated in several productions on stage or behind-the-scenes and have shown excellence in their work.
Tri-M (Music Honors)
MODERATORS: Mr. John Springbrunn
Tri-M Modern Music Masters is a nationally recognized music honors society. Tri-M sponsors field trips to shows and has guest artists perform at meetings. To be inducted, students must be involved in the music program either by being in music classes or by being in Liturgical Choir or the Spring Musical. Tri-M also sponsors Music Week, which includes trivia contests, music in the halls and games centered on all types of music.
LANGUAGE HONOR SOCIETIES
Société Honoraire de Français (French Honors)
The aim of the National French Honor Society is to stimulate interest in the study of French, to promote high standards of scholarship, to reward scholastic achievements, to create enthusiam for and an understanding of francophone culture civilization, to promote and perpetuate international friendship, and to reward efforts toward furthering solidarity in the French-speaking world.
Membership in the National French Honor Society is based on scholarship in general and scholarship in French in particular, leadership in French activities and interest, either in a group or as an individual. Our members maintain an A average in their French classes for at least 3 semesters, and a B average overall in all of their classes.
Società Onoraria Italica (Italian Honors)
MODERATOR: Mrs. Carmelina Maione
Students inducted into the Societa Onoriaria Italica Dante Alighieri chapter have taken at least two years of Italian and have a 2.50 overall G.P.A. In order to be inducted, students must have at least three semester A's in Italian. Students are to continue in the language until graduation and maintain a B+ or higher grade. Inductees are active participants in the Italian Club. Induction takes place in May with a formal exchange of a candle and rose ceremony. Certificates and pins are presented to all inductees.
Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica (Spanish Honors)
Students inducted into the Sociedad Honoraria Hispanica chapter have taken at least two years of Spanish and have a 2.50 overall G.P.A. In order to be inducted, students must have at least three semester A's in Spanish. Students are to continue in the language until graduation and maintain a B+ or higher grade. Inductees are active participants in the Spanish Club. Induction takes place in May with a formal exchange of a candle and rose ceremony. Certificates and pins are presented to all inductees.
Gator of the Month
Gator of the Month is a program overseen by the Student Life Department. Each month, two students (one boy and one girl) per grade level will be selected as students of the month. Students will be nominated by the Guerin Prep staff for outstanding performance based on specific criteria including: academic performance, effort, character, behavior, social relationship, and attendance.