The St. Katharine Drexel Chapter of the National Honor Society here at Pope John Paul II High School in Royersford, Pennsylvania is part of a national organization whose chapters can be found all throughout the United States, its territories, and Canada. As a member of NHS, students embody the four main pillars, or purposes, that guide this chapter ever since it was formed: Scholarship, Leadership, Service, and Character.
The criteria for consideration of membership in the NHS depend on these four main pillars. If qualified, students entering their sophomore, junior, or senior year will receive a letter over the summer inviting them to become members. Once the students complete the attached application and are accepted, they are inducted into the National Honor Society during the Installation Ceremony, which occurs during the month of October.
Once inducted, the new members of NHS (along with their senior members) participate in running school events such as the Tutoring Program, the American Red Cross Blood Drive, the First Grade Christmas Party, the Mother/Son-Father/Daughter Dance, and the PJP Community Easter Egg Hunt, among other events.
This year, there will be many changes to the National Honor Society. There are plans for new school events, a renovation of the current Tutoring Program, and a new program aimed specifically for freshmen students. This year's current officers are excited to bring about these new changes to NHS.
NHS Officers of the 2016 – 2017 School Year
Ryan DiLeva, President
Matt Lohr, Vice President of Academics
Emily Grossbauer, Vice President of Service
Kristen Mahoney, Secretary
Andrew Gray, Historian
Ms. Meghan Callen
Mrs. Marusia Lynn