Honor Societies

English Honor Society

French Honor Society

Sponsor: Jocelyn Smith

Eligibility

A student must be enrolled in the fourth semester or higher of French, maintain a B+ average in French, and a B average overall. Students seeking membership also must indicate a strong desire to be active in the French program at Westfield by providing tutoring for French students and participating in community outreach and fundraising activities.

Membership Dues

Dues are $10 for the first year and $10 for the second year of membership.

Service Hours

Members are required to earn 5 points of service hours per semester. Points can be earned by tutoring, helping French teachers (Madame Bragg and/or Madame Odoux), participating in fundraisers and/or in all FHS activities.

Induction Ceremony

The induction ceremony will take place on April 18th at 3:15 in the Lecture Hall.

Officer Elections

Elections take place early in May to determine officers for the following school year.  Information will be posted in early May on the FHS Blackboard Group.

Blackboard Group

All current FHS members are enrolled in the Blackboard group in order to receive timely information updates.

German Honor Society 

Sponsor: Glenn Rife 

General Information

  • Students are eligible to join after 3 or more semesters of German.
  • Eligible students must have an overall GPA of greater than 3.0, and greater than 3.5 in German, and must not have been written up for Honor Code violations.
  • Interested students can pick up an application from Herr Rife in room G-211 starting in January.
  • Applicants should take their forms with them to their counselor during course selection.
  • All applications will be due by the end of the course selection and registration period.

Membership Dues and Induction Ceremony

  • Dues for all members are $5 each year. Please drop off cash or a check (made payable to Westfield High School) to Herr Rife in room G-211.    
  • A banquet is held every Spring for new inductees and returning members, usually at the Euro Bistro in Herndon.

Service Hours and Honor Cords

  • All students in NGHS should perform a minimum of 8 service hours per year.
  • Credit will be given for service hours performed for courses or groups, provided that the student has actively attended German Club/Honor Society meetings as well.
  • Senior members must provide evidence of their 8 service hours in order to receive their honor cords for graduation.

History Honor Society

Sponsors:  Mrs. Snyder & Mrs. Santiago

To be eligible for History Honor Society at Westfield High School students must:

  1. Have a 3.00 overall GPA (weighted)
  2. Have a 3.50 overall Social Studies GPA (weighted)
  3. Have taken or be currently enrolled in an Advanced Placement History, Social Studies, or Government course

All applications are due no later than October 1, 2021.

You can find the application form here.

Math Honor Society

National Honor Society

Sponsors: Soraya Rahnama & Amanda Blizzard 

Contact Information:  @email

Requirements:

  • Members must be a rising sophomore, junior, or senior
  • Members must have a least a cumulative 3.5 GPA upon applying
  • Members must show commitment to the four National Honor Society Pillars: Character, Scholarship, Leadership, and Service 

Important Dates:

Virtual Interest Meetings (for prospective members):  

  • August 17 in the Schoology Group
  • Prospective members should join the Schoology group 240 - Prospective National Honor Society Candidates by entering code T9R4-738P-W428V

Applications for the coming year will be made available on the Schoology Group - 240 Prospective National Honor Society Candidates.

NHS Application

Quill & Scroll

Sponsor: Ellyn Whiteash

The purpose of this Chapter of Quill & Scroll is to inspire and recognize those students who: have shown outstanding commitment to journalism; foster excellence and a dedicated spirit to the pursuit of scholastic media; further the creative abilities of its members and the school community; bring attention to journalism in our school and community; increase awareness for journalism in relation to other areas of the school curriculum and in all aspects of Westfield High School’s mission of Each One, Reach One, Teach One. 

 

Membership Qualifications, students must: 

  • Be a junior or senior 
  • Maintain an overall B grade point average and be enrolled in at least one class supporting journalism such as Photojournalism (Yearbook), Journalism (Watchdog), Broadcast Journalism (WestfieldLIVE), Literary Magazine (Calliope), Creative Writing, Film Studies and/or Academy TV Production
  • Have done superior work in some phase of journalism or school media. 
  • Must be recommended by their teacher/supervisor 
  • Must be approved by the Quill and Scroll Sponsor
  • Be involved in all society activities, pay club dues, participate in fundraisers and attend meetings

National membership includes a pin, certificate and graduation cords for members in good standing.

Science Honor Society

Sponsor:  

Spanish Honor Society