National Honor Society

Moderator: Mrs. Deb Foote

National Honor Society (NHS) promotes scholarship, leadership, service, and character.

Criteria  The following criteria are used to determine membership in NHS:

Scholarship – Members must possess and then maintain a cumulative minimum grade point average of 3.6 (4.0 scale).

Service – Members perform voluntary work in the school or in the community each semester.

Leadership – Members demonstrate leadership skills in the school or in the community while working with or for others.

Character – Members uphold the principles of morality, integrity, and honesty; and demonstrate reliability, cooperation, and respect.

Membership  Members are inducted in May of their sophomore, junior, or senior year.

Activities  Members are involved in a number of voluntary activities throughout the year both in the school and in the community.  Annually at Mater Dei, in conjunction with our St. Vincent De Paul Society and class officers, NHS sponsors a Thanksgiving Food Drive. The collected canned goods are distributed to local organizations that provide food for those in need.

Academic Letters  Members are awarded an academic letter for maintaining a specific cumulative grade point average (gpa) each year as follows:

sophomores – a 4.0 gpa (4.0 scale) after the first semester of their sophomore year
juniors – a 3.8 gpa (4.0 scale) after the first semester of their junior year
seniors – a 3.6 gpa (4.0 scale) after the first semester of their senior year

Latest News for National Honor Society

Thanksgiving Food Drive

During the annual Thanksgiving Food Drive, the Mater Dei community donated 2,742 food items.  In twelve years, the Mater Dei community has donated 22,156 food items to bless those in need.  Please join us in extending a special “thank you” to Mrs. Deb Foote, NHS moderator; Mrs. KK Schneider, St. Vincent de Paul moderator; and our NHS officers and members for hosting the drive.

Pictured at left, Quinn Cutler, Drew Tonnies and Myah Beckmann organize donations.

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Junior Knights, pictured at left with Student Ambassadors, donated 62 food items to the drive during their Thanksgiving Art and Service Project.

Students of the 3rd Quarter

Students of the Quarter for the 3rd quarter are (l to r) seniors Jared Kampwerth and Michele Thole, juniors Blake Haag and Molly Fields, sophomores Alex Nezamis and Alexis Cusumano, and freshmen Nick Pollmann and Sophia Fields.

Students of the Quarter for the 3rd quarter are (l to r) seniors Jared Kampwerth and Michele Thole, juniors Blake Haag and Molly Fields, sophomores Alex Nezamis and Alexis Cusumano, and freshmen Nick Pollmann and Sophia Fields.

Students of the Quarter

Students of the Quarter for the 2nd quarter are (l to r) freshmen Sam Krebs and Abby Haag, sophomores Jacob Hitpas and Shannon Schuetz, juniors Jonah Toennies and Spencer Murphy, and seniors Alex Gebke and Maddy Mensing.

Students of the Quarter for the 2nd quarter are (l to r) freshmen Sam Krebs and Abby Haag, sophomores Jacob Hitpas and Shannon Schuetz, juniors Jonah Toennies and Spencer Murphy, and seniors Alex Gebke and Maddy Mensing.

Holiday Food Drive

Several members of the packing crew, including (left to right) Justin Guttersohn, Patric Ripperda (hidden), Jalen Albers, Andrew Niemann, and Jon-Erik Kampwerth fill boxes with canned goods collected in the Holiday Food Drive. A total of 1,436 canned food items were collected for this year's drive.

Several members of the packing crew, including (left to right) Justin Guttersohn, Patric Ripperda (hidden), Jalen Albers, Andrew Niemann, and Jon-Erik Kampwerth fill boxes with canned goods collected in the Holiday Food Drive. A total of 1,436 canned food items were collected for this year’s drive.

Students of the Quarter

Students of the Quarter for the 1st quarter are (left to right) freshmen Raymond Moylan and Anna Goestenkors, sophomores Ben Feldmann and Claire Langenhorst, juniors Thomas Antonacci and Ariel Isaak, and seniors Max Etter and Shannon Mensing.

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