National Honor Society

Venango Region Catholic School teachers equip students with the skills needed to thrive in both academics and service.  

National Honor Society

Venango Catholic High School recognizes that the National Honor Society is at the forefront of organizations and societies that promote the appropriate recognition of students who have a record of outstanding achievement in the areas of scholarship, character, leadership, and service. College admissions officers often regard Honor Society membership as a valid indicator of future success in post-secondary education.

Membership is a privilege and not a right. Students do not apply for membership in the National Honor Society. It is an honor bestowed on an individual by the Administration and Faculty. At the beginning of the first semester students in grades 11 – 12 whose overall cumulative grade point average is 3.75 or higher will be given a Candidacy Form. A five member faculty council will review these forms and any other available information in considering each eligible student for membership. In addition to scholarship, the following criteria will be used:


    the student who exercises leadership:

    • Is resourceful in proposing new solutions to problems, applying principles, and making suggestions
    • Demonstrates leadership in promoting school activities
    • Exercises influence on peers in upholding school ideals
    • Contributes ideas that improve the civic life of the school
    • Is able to delegate responsibility
    • Exemplifies a positive attitude
    • Demonstrates academic initiative
    • Inspires positive behavior
    • Successfully holds school offices or positions of responsibility, conducts business efficiently and effectively, and without prodding, demonstrates reliability and dependability
    • Demonstrates leadership in the classroom, at work, and in school or community activities
    • Is thoroughly dependable in any responsibility accepted




      the student who serves:

      • Is willing to uphold scholarship and maintain a loyal attitude
      • Participates in outside activities: Church Youth Group, Parish Ministry, Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, volunteer services for the aged, poor, or disadvantaged, family duties, etc.
      • Volunteers dependable and well-organized assistance, is gladly available, and is willing to sacrifice or offer assistance
      • Works well with others and is willing to take on difficult or inconspicuous responsibilities
      • Cheerfully and enthusiastically renders any requested service to the school
      • Is willing to represent the class or school in inter-class and inter-scholastic competition
      • Does committee and staff work without complaint
      • Shows courtesy by assisting visitors, teachers, students


        the student of character:

        • Takes criticism willingly and accepts responsibility graciously
        • Consistently exemplifies desirable qualities of behavior (cheerfulness, friendliness, poise, stability)
        • Upholds principles of morality and ethics
        • Cooperates by complying with school regulations concerning property, programs, office, halls, etc.
        • Demonstrates the highest standards of honesty and reliability
        • Shows courtesy, concern, and respect for others
        • Observes instructions and rules, punctuality, and faithfulness both inside and outside of the classroom
        • Has powers of concentration and sustained attention as shown by perseverance and application to studies
        • Manifests truthfulness in acknowledging obedience to rules, avoiding cheating in written work, and showing unwillingness to profit by the mistake of others
        • Actively helps to rid the school of bad influences or environment




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            Venango Region Catholic School

            1505 West 1st Street
            Oil City, PA 16301



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