Lincoln Pius X Catholic High School

National Honor Society

2021 Honors Nights

Seniors and juniors were honored at the National Honor Society Honors Night event in February. Alumni Katie Patrick was the guest speaker for the event.

Honored Seniors
Jesse Adame
Madelyn Ames
Jillian Aschoff
Caitlyn Barry
Ryan Bartek
Emma Baumfalk
Alexander Becker
Kaiden Bedient
Anna Benes
Chloe Bohaty
Emily Bousquet
Erin Bousquet
Ellie Bunz
Thomas Butler
Keagan Callahan
Sophie Carpenter
Hallie Carter
Julia Castle
Hudson Chadwick
Colby Chapelle
Bridget Clarke
Emmalee Cockerill
Anna Coffey
Benjamin Crist
Madeline Davis
Elise Deterding
Tyler Dougherty
Jillian Drozda
Natalie Duchesneau
Sam Easley
Michael Endacott
Jaci Farmer
Madilyn Fitzgerald
Andrew Foley
Emma Goeden
Savannah Gomez
Sydney Gubbels
Caitlyn Guerra
Allison Hall
Joshua Hall
Monica Hanus
Allison Harper
Delaney Hartz
Ava Heasty
Rachel Heyne
Amanda Hodge
Ashtyn Hraban
Gregory Johnson
Caden Kearns
Jaime Kinghorn
Derek Kluck
Ryleigh Knobbe
Cassidy Kobza
Lucy Koenig
Thea Kohmetscher
Augustine Kohn
Jason Kolbas
Juliana Koperski
Allyson Korus
Morgan Krinke
Marissa Kuehn
Hunter Lahners
Gemma Larsen
Minju Lee
Dominic Lesiak
Claire Liliedahl
Leah Mach
Kaitlyn Mai
Paiton Martin
Ziyal McArthur
Simon Medinger
Miriam Miller
Matthew Muff
Matthew Naumann

Honored Seniors, Cntd.
Andre Nguyen
Kathleen Nguyen
Kien Ngoc Nguyen
Lindsey Nguyen
Mary Nguyen
Ngan Nguyen
Colleen O’Gara
Clare Oldenburg
Lyndsay Olson
Natalie Olson
Brenda Ouamba
Marcos Oyler
Hannah Pham
Monipenh Pheak
Morgan Krinke
Marissa Kuehn
Hunter Lahners
Gemma Larsen
Minju Lee
Dominic Lesiak
Claire Liliedahl
Leah Mach
Kaitlyn Mai
Paiton Martin
Ziyal McArthur
Simon Medinger
Miriam Miller
Matthew Muff
Matthew Naumann
Andre Nguyen
Kathleen Nguyen
Kien Ngoc Nguyen
Lindsey Nguyen
Mary Nguyen
Ngan Nguyen
Colleen O’Gara
Clare Oldenburg
Lyndsay Olson
Natalie Olson
Brenda Ouamba
Marcos Oyler
Hannah Pham
Monipenh Pheak
Clare Plachy
Joseph Plachy
Madeleine Potter
Caden Punteney
Austin Reinke
Michelle Ruder
Maria Rutledge
Kody Sander
Gracyn Scott
Kylen Sealock
Jaedynn Shively
Claire Sobansky
Miles Springer
Paul Stara
Derek Sumner
John Michael Swanson
Maria Sweeney
Stacie Thompson
Sophia Throener Rodriguez
Dana Tran
Thoi Tran
Teresa-Linh Tran-Le
Will Ulrich
Kolbe Villa
Mason Warner
Jacob Weber
Lucas Welsh
Bryce Wemhoff
Madison Wemhoff
Jozlynn Wiechman
Sophia Wyvill

Honored Juniors
Mathilda Andreasen
Luke Andres
Aden Armstrong
Jacob Bellmyer
Kenton Brass
Ellen Brox
Jeffrey Calhoun
Gage Campbell
Anne Casady
Brady Christiansen
Alondra Cobian
Marianne Cunningham
Felicity Davis
Aubrey Decker
Jacob Dostal
Cecilia Doty
Rachel Downey
Addison Drahota
Lillian Duggan
Ashley Dusenbery
Thomas Dworak
Emma Earhart
Olivia Epp
Jackson Finder
Chloe Fox
Mary Fulton
John Gabell
GiAnna Gamez
Lilly Gierhan
Simon Greisen
Thomas Greisen
Elijah Gueret
Ella Guerra
Joshua Guinan
Regan Haith
Jackson Hastreiter
Samuel Hastreiter
Simon Heftie
Tenley Heimes
Landan Hile
Lucy Hilger
Kim Hoang
Lydia Hotovy
MaryAnn Huebner
Maxwell Ivanov
Selena Jarnagin
Ellizabeth Just
Ella Keaschall
Tyler Kerkman
Grant Kerrigan
Dylan Kluthe
Emma Kolbet
Alison Konz
Parker Koos
Addie Korensky
Joseph Kottwitz
Sara Kreikemeier
Cody Kumke
Francisco Le
Mai Le

Honored Juniors, Cntd.
Abby Lutjeharms
Anna Mai
Emma Malone
Samuel Manzitto III
Hanna Mastel
Alexa McInerney
Madeline Miller
Jacob Mullendore
Samara Murray
Zoe Newman
Donny Nguyen
Emma Nguyen
Grace Nguyen
Hanny Nguyen
Kyle Nguyen
Isaac Niedergeses
Triniti Nielsen
Nam Ninh
William Noel
Helena Occansey
Lillian Pella
Mia Petersen
Elizabeth Pfeifer
Caroline Phelan
Kevin Pynes
Hannah Regnier
Erica Reisher
Lisette Rodriguez
Claire Rohrs
Andrew Rowley
Celeste Sailors
Jakob Schmit
Genevieve Seeman
Cole Sellhorn
Presley Shonka
Amelia Shotkoski
Lily Snyder
Jillian Soden
Emily Spiegel
Lauryn Spiegel
Joseph Staab
Joseph Sutko
Emily Thavenet
Emma Timmer
Marie Timmerman
Kadin Tran
Vincent Trinh
Sara Tucker
Payton Tuttle
Katherine Tvrdy
Abigail Vacek
Katherine Villa
Grace Volkmer
Minh Vu
Eli Vyhlidal
Cadence Watson
Brianna Wemhoff
Cindy Wharry
Aly Woita
Ellie Wolsleger

2020-21 Officers

President: Jesse Adame
Vice President: Paul Stara
Secretary: Clare Plachy
Treasurer: Ellie Bunz
Senior Representative: Joseph Plachy
Junior Representative: Nam Ninh
Sophomore Representative: Nicholas McGahan

To be inducted into the National Honor Society (NHS), students must excel in various ways. When students become juniors in high school, if their academic grade point average is high enough, they become eligible for application into NHS. Grades alone, however, are not enough to gain membership. Students must also demonstrate excellence in the four pillars of the National Honor Society.

Scholarship

When a high school student enters into his junior year of high school, his grade point average (GPA) will determine if he is eligible for membership into the National Honor Society. To be considered, a student must have an 85 percent average. In many schools, the GPA must be 3.0 on a 4.0 scale; however, schools can raise the required average. Once elected, the student can not fall below that average. If he does, he can be removed from the organization.

Leadership

Leadership is another pillar of the National Honor Society. Students should demonstrate leadership within the school community. Because NHS students become leaders within the school, they should showcase the ability to solve problems and act as role models for their peers. Positions within other organizations — such as student government, peer leadership and sports teams — provide students with opportunities to assume leadership roles. Students should also support and participate in school activities according to the guidelines of NHS.

Character

Another pillar of National Honor Society is character, as students must be held to a higher standard of conduct. Students must conduct themselves in a respectful manner. Students should have no blemishes on their discipline records, and the faculty must consider them upstanding citizens. Teachers and other references are asked to rate students on a scale from one to four, with four being the highest score. A student with exemplary character makes decisions based on the rules of moral conduct.

Service

The final pillar of the National Honor Society is service. Students must offer their time to the school or local community without any form of compensation. During their time in high school, eligible students should be able to show volunteer work or community service. Students should document these experience for the induction process. Once NHS members, students must continue their commitment to service by volunteering their time at school events and other community activities.

NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY MEMBERSHIP BY-LAWS

ARTICLE I – SECTION 1  –  General Requirements

All Pius X students grades 10-12 will be eligible for admission into National Honor Society if they have a cumulative grade point average of 3.75 or higher.  Sophomores and transfer students who achieve a 3.75 GPA at the end of their 9th grade year or at their previous school will be eligible to join NHS as a “provisional member” with full membership depending on their completion of the following requirements by the end of their 10th grade year.

  1. Scholarship – Maintain their cumulative 3.75 GPA for the entire 10th grade year or the first semester of their 11th or 12th grade year if they are a transfer student.
  2. Character – Maintain their demerit cards with less than 10 demerits during their 10th grade year, or 5 demerits or 1 detention during the 1st semester for an 11th or 12th grade transfer student. No ISS or OSS permitted.
  3. Service – Complete at least 3 approved service projects during their 10th grade year.  Transfer students must complete 1 service project during the first semester.  All juniors and seniors must complete at least 2 approved service projects before May 1. An approved service project equals at least 2 hours.
  1. Leadership – Complete an activity record sheet which requires membership and participation in at least two student activities which include sports, club memberships, music and other approved school activities.

Students who fail to meet any of these obligations are choosing NOT to be a part of NHS and will not be inducted at Honors Night and will not have NHS recognition at graduation.

Article  II :   Membership

Section 1 – Membership in the Pius X Chapter of the National Honor Society is based on outstanding scholarship, character, leadership and service.  Once selected, members have the responsibility to continue to demonstrate those qualities

Section 2 – All students must complete and submit at least 1 service and 1 leadership form by the end of the 1st semester to indicate their willingness to continue as an NHS member.

Section 3 – Candidates become full members when inducted at the Honors Night ceremony held in February of each year.

Section 4 – Transfer students must meet the Pius X Chapter’s standards within one semester in order to retain membership.  A student who was an NHS member at the previous school must bring a letter or email from the Principal or Chapter Adviser at the previous school and shall be accepted automatically into the Pius X Chapter.

Article  III   :  Discipline and Dismissal

Section 1 – Any member who falls below the standards of scholarship, service, leadership or character will be considered for dismissal from the Pius X Chapter of NHS.

Section 2 – The Chapter Adviser shall make the final determination as to the procedure for dismissal and discipline based on compliance with the written rules and regulations of the Chapter.

Section 3 – Members who fall below the standards that were the basis for their selection shall be warned in writing by the Chapter Adviser and must correct the deficiency within a reasonable amount of time agreed upon by both parties.  In case of a flagrant violation of school rules or the law, a member does not have to be warned and is subject to immediate dismissal.

Section 4 – A member who has been dismissed may appeal the decision to the Principal.

Section 5 – Members may be placed on “Probationary” status due to the following conditions:

  1. GPA falling below a cumulative of 3.75. Members whose cumulative GPA falls below 3.75 at the end  of the first semester will be allowed to continue in NHS during the second semester as long as they raise it back up at the end of the year.  If they don’t their membership will be terminated.  Non-members who raise their GPA up to 3.75 at the end of the first semester will be invited to join NHS as a “provisional member” and may start to work on their requirements immediately.  All “provisional members” will become full members upon completion of all requirements. 
  2. Leadership – Failing to complete Chapter leadership requirements by the end of a semester will result in a student being placed on probationary status. Members may regain full status if by the end of the following semester they have completed the required leadership requirements to correct the previous deficit.
  3. Service – Failing to complete Chapter service requirements by the end of a semester will result in a student being placed on probationary status. Members may regain full status by the end of the following semester if they have completed any service obligations set by the Chapter Adviser. 
  4. Character – Students who are placed on probation due to minor discipline issues (demerits and detentions as per the Chapter By-Laws) may ask to be re-instated after 1 semester with a personal statement and 2 confidential letters of recommendation from staff or teachers given to the Chapter Adviser.

Probationary status will only be granted for a member’s first infraction.  A member who fails to complete both the requirements of Service and Leadership at the end of the 1st semester can regain full membership status if all requirements are fulfilled by the end of the 2nd semester and meet the furlough requirements (see Section 8 below).  However, any future infraction will result in permanent dismissal from NHS.

Section 6 – Probationary members forfeit recognition at Honors Night during the year they are completing their re-instatement requirements, but can receive all other benefits of membership contingent on successful re-instatement. 

Section 7 – Student candidates who chose to complete none of the requirements of National Honor Society during their Sophomore and Junior years are not eligible for membership during their Senior year.

Section 8 – Student candidates that choose to defer entrance into National Honor Society may petition for furlough status.  To pursue furlough status the candidate must:

  1. Complete 100% of the amount of required service that their grade level had to complete in the previous year, plus the required service for their grade level.
  2. Submit 3 letters of recommendation from activity sponsors, 2 of which must be from different activities.
  3. Volunteer for 1.5 hours minimum at “BOLT” in addition to their other service requirements.
  4. Furlough status applicants will not be invited to Honors Night, but may claim NHS membership on their resume contingent upon their satisfactory completion of all above requirements and permission of the Chapter Adviser.

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