4 Qualities of a Member

  • The Four Qualities Exhibited by a National Honor Society Member

     Scholarship: Scholarship means a commitment to learning.  A student is willing to

                             spend hours in reading and study, because he or she knows the  

                             benefits of a cultivated mind.  One should continue to learn even when

                             formal education has ended, for education ends only with life. 

                             Knowledge is one great element in life which leads to the highest  

                             success, and it can be acquired only through diligence and effort. 

                             Learning furnishes the lamp, by which we read the past, and illuminate

                             the future.  Each candidate has the charge to continually expand his or

                             her world through the opportunities inherent in scholarship.”

            Service: Service can be expressed in various ways.  In the routine of the day’s

                           work, many opportunities arise for helping others.  Willingness to work

                           without monetary compensation or without recognition for the benefit

                           of those in need, is the quality we seek in our membership.  We are

                           committed to the idea of volunteering our time and abilities towards

                           achieving the creation of a better tomorrow.”

      Leadership: Leadership should exert a wholesome influence on the school.  In

                             taking the initiative in class and school activities, the real leader strives

                             to train and aid others to attain the same objective.  The price of

                             leadership is sacrifice, the willingness to yield one’s personal interests

                             for the interest of others.  leader has the confidence to go forward

                             when others hesitate.  No matter what power and resources may exist

                             in a country, they are ineffectual without the guidance of  a wise

                             leader.  Leadership is always needed, and is thus a substantive charge

                             to each of our members.”

        Character:  Character is the force in one person that distinguishes him or her

                              from others. It gives one individuality and personality.  It is that

                              quality without which no person can respect himself or herself, nor

                              hope to attain the respect for others.  It is this force that guides

                              people through life, and once developed, grows steadily.  Character

                              is achieved and not received.  It is the product of constant action and

                              daily striving to make the right choices.  The problem of character is

                              the problem of self-control.  People must be in reality, what they wish

                              to portray to others.  By demonstrating such qualities as reliability,

                              honesty and sincerity, we may hope to prove, by example, that we

                              value character.”