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
  • Demonstrates the kind of properly motivated leadership that should reasonably be expected of a high school student.
  • Recognizes a need and takes the initiative to act on that need.
  • Holds elective school office or positions of responsibility and actively and successfully performs the duties of that office or position.
  • 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
  • Shows a willingness to give service to school, home and community.
  • Shows a willingness to represent the school in inter-scholastic or inter-class competition.
  • Shows a willingness to help the faculty and administration by being of assistance to visitors, school personnel and fellow students.
  • Shows a willingness to do committee or staff work when asked.
CHARACTER
  • Displays true Christian character, upholding principles of morality and ethics.
  • Demonstrates high standards of honesty and responsibility.
  • 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.