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National Honor Society

The National Honor Society is dedicated to advancing the attributes of scholarship, leadership, character and service in schools. The NHS publicly recognizes these students for their academic achievement by providing academic scholarships, opportunities for community service, and the reinforcement of friendship and cooperation within the school community.

The Brother Gilbert Chapter of the National Honor Society at Malden Catholic provides students in Grades 11 and 12 the opportunity to become academically eligible for membership when after four semesters a cumulative average of 90% has been earned. Students apply through a faculty moderator and provide to a five-person faculty committee documented evidence of character, leadership and service. With help of faculty input, the Committee evaluates each candidate, votes in a closed session, and makes the final decision on membership. NHS academic averages, service requirements which include voluntary contribution made by the student to the school or community along with demonstrations of leadership through resourcefulness, problem-solving and idea-generation are reviewed quarterly. Approximately 50% of the Junior and Senior class are part of the National Honor Society.

  • Service: The voluntary contribution of service made to the school or community, done without compensation and with a positive, courteous, and enthusiastic spirit.
  • Leadership: Proactive leadership through resourcefulness, good problem solving, promotion of school activities, idea-contribution, dependable behavior, and exemplification of a positive attitude about life.
  • Character: The demonstration of morality and ethics, cooperation, high standards of honesty and reliability, courtesy, concern, respect for others, and the general maintenance of a good and clean lifestyle.


Angela Lee

English Chair