Characteristics for members of the National Honor SocietyThe object of this chapter shall be to create an enthusiasm for scholarship, to stimulate a desire to render service, to promote worthy leadership, and to encourage the development of character in the students of the Union County Academy for Performing Arts.
a. Scholarship: Students who have a quality point average of no lower than 92 percent.
b. Service: Students who demonstrate a consistent, on-going commitment to service. This quality is exhibited through the voluntary contributions made by a student to the school or community for the benefit of others, done without compensation and with a positive, courteous, and enthusiastic spirit.
c. Leadership: Student leader are those who are resourceful, good problem-solvers, promoters of school activities, idea-contributors, dependable, and persons who inspire positive attitudes and behavior. Leaders may demonstrate these traits through the positions they hold, but they may also demonstrate leadership in other settings and through the manner in which they treat others. Leadership experiences can be drawn from school or community activity while working with or for others.
d. Character: A person of character demonstrates respect, responsibility, trustworthiness, fairness, caring, and citizenship. A student of character takes criticism willingly and accepts recommendations graciously. S/he exemplifies desirable behavior, upholds the principles of morality and ethics, and cooperates with school regulations. S/he demonstrates courtesy, concern, and respect for others. S/he observes instructions and rules and is punctual and faithful both inside and outside of the classroom. S/he exhibits powers of concentration, self-discipline, and sustained attention to studies. Finally, s/he manifests truthfulness in acknowledging obedience to rules avoiding any form of cheating or plagiarism.