The purpose of the Sedes Sapientiae Chapter is to recognize students who have demonstrated outstanding ability in the four qualities upheld by the Society:

  • Leadership
  • Service
  • Character
  • Scholarship

A special assembly sponsored by the Society is held each year in the fall where juniors and seniors who have fulfilled these qualifications are inducted during a traditional ceremony. Membership in N.H.S. continues as long as the student proves himself/herself eligible.

LEADERSHIP in activities and the classroom
  1. Demonstrates the kind of properly motivated leadership that should reasonably be expected of a high school student.
  2. Recognizes a need and takes the initiative to act on that need.
  3. Holds elective school office or positions of responsibility and actively and successfully performs the duties of that office or position.
  4. Contributes ideas, which improve the life of the school and exerts the type of leadership, which influences others for good.
SERVICE to school and community
  1. Shows a willingness to give service to school, home and community.
  2. Shows a willingness to represent the school in inter-scholastic or inter-class competition.
  3. Shows a willingness to help the faculty and administration by being of assistance to visitors, school personnel and fellow students.
  4. Shows a willingness to do committee or staff work when asked.
CHARACTER
  1. Displays true Christian character, upholding principles of morality and ethics.
  2. Demonstrates high standards of honesty and responsibility.
  3. Consistently demonstrates high levels of friendliness, courtesy and cooperation in complying with school regulations.
SCHOLARSHIP
  • Displays strong academic achievement in multiple disciplines of study.
  • Demonstrates exemplary commitment to excellence in all classes.
  • Develops strong rapport with teachers and classmates in order to cultivate a positive learning environment in all classes.
  • Shows diligence through strong determination to constantly improve and challenge oneself intellectually, both inside and outside of the classroom.