National Honor Society
Moderator: Mrs. Janine Cahill
The National Honor Society is an academically based national organization. Juniors and Seniors with a cumulative average of 92 or above are invited to apply. The application considers student activities and teacher recommendations. A panel of teachers review these applications in search of students who best exemplify the qualities of character, scholarship, leadership, and service. The NHS is involved with activities that are based on national standards. Students also provide a peer tutoring program to help other students who need assistance with class work. A number of service activities are performed by members as part of the membership requirement. These activities have included bake sales to purchase calling cards for service personnel overseas, developing a garden at a local parish as part of a Boy Scouts of America Eagle Scout project, and holding a book drive for Books Through Bars, an organization that helps provide reference and other reading material for prisoners. The largest service activity is the annual Dodge-Ball Tournament that raises funds for the Pierce Clancy Memorial Scholarship, begun in memory of a student of the class of 2006.
Another significant undertaking of the NHS is Career Day. Over 60 speakers spend the day at Carroll speaking to the Junior and Senior classes about their various careers, educational backgrounds, and how they arrived at their current employment. The event is anchored by a keynote address to the entire student body. Past speakers have included Brian Zwann, president and founding partner of Penn Liberty Bank and John Prendergast, member of the Clinton Administration.