National Honor Society

The purpose of this organization is to create enthusiasm for scholarship, to stimulate a desire to render service, to promote leadership, and to develop character in the students of secondary schools.

Moderators: Ms. Nicole Deutschmann & Mr. Joey Wardlow

Grades Eligible: 11 & 12

Qualifications for Induction*:

2018-19 Academic Year:

  • Juniors & Seniors (Class of 2019 & 2020)
    • 4.5 GPA
    • 100 service hours
* Those students who meet these qualifications by the end of the summer term prior to the year they seek induction, will be invited to apply.
A one-time membership fee of $25.00 will be assessed following induction.


Members must maintain a 4.5 GPA, in order to remain in good academic standing. Should a student fall below this threshold, they will be placed on probation within the honor society and will have one semester to bring their GPA back to full membership status. Members must also participate in tutoring services and the adopted fall and spring service projects to remain in good standing.

Officers:

President: James Tretheway
Vice President: Ashley Ruf
Secretary: Stephanie Nathasingh
Historian: Ashling O'Neill
Service: Abigail Bush and Ryan Taylor
Tutoring: Kennede Occenad

Tutoring:

Tuesday & Thursday: 2:40-3:30
(Room 207)

Tutoring will begin Tuesday, September 4, 2018.

The National Honor Society adopts 1-2 service projects of members' choice each year. Dance Marathon was instituted in Spring 2018, raising $31,378.99 for Nicklaus Children's Hospital of Miami (a Children's Miracle Network Hospital).

National Art Honor Society

Moderator: Ms. Claire Moore

Grades Eligible: 10, 11, 12

Qualifications for Acceptance:

  • GPA: A/B average in all Fine Arts classes taken
  • Must be currently enrolled or have been enrolled in a Fine Arts class
  • Service Hours: Grade appropriate service hours
* All students that meet the qualifications stated above are welcome to apply - open enrollment for acceptance.
Members are expected to complete 25 service hours per year associated with National Art Honor Society projects and activities in order to maintain membership.

Officers:

Presidents:
Delilah Rapkin
Sofia Santana

Vice-Presidents:
Grace Gallic
Ashling O'Neill

Secretaries:
Athena Zinn
Allison Jimenez
Cassidy Simas

National Honor Society For Dance Arts

The National Honor Society for Dance Arts recognizes outstanding artistic merit, leadership, and academic achievement in students studying dance. The society fosters an appreciation for dance as a true art form and one worthy of recognition and prestige. The society works to provide the opportunity for progress in dance techniques such as jazz, lyrical, contemporary, and musical theater. Hip hop and tap may also be used. Members of the National Honor Society/STA Dance Company are highly active performers at school events and state dance competitions.

Eligibility for scholarships for the future study and performance of dance is also a positive outcome for inductees of the National Honor Society for Dance Arts.

Moderator: Ms. Maria Virginio

Grades Eligible: 9-12

Qualifications for Induction*:

  • Member of the STA Dance Company through Senior Year
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher for overall studies in all subjects
  • Earns 30 points by participating in STA Dance Company rehearsals, performances, and service opportunities. (1-3 points per hour)
  • Must be up to date with school service hour requirements
*Those students that meet the requirements will be invited to apply.
A one-time membership fee of $25 will be assessed before induction (to be taken once from yearly STA Dance Company dues).
*To sustain membership, students must meet all requirements each year as listed above.



Recognition:

  • 1st place, Regional Champions, and High Score awards for Teen and Senior Small groups for Jazz, Contemporary, and Lyrical at Imagine Dance Challenge and Believe National Talent Competition.
  • Outstanding Choreography award for Miss Virginio for "Perfect" Teen Small Group Contemporary dance at Imagine Dance Challenge.
  • Outstanding Entertainment award for "Bye, Bye Blackbird" Senior Small Group Jazz dance at Imagine Dance Challenge.
  • 8 Golden Tickets for World Dance Championships at both Imagine Dance Challenge and Believe National Talent Competition.


Officers:

Senior President- Ashton Jeffers
Junior Vice President- Kristina Franco
Sophomore Vice President- Lily Coniglio


Rehearsals:

Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday
2:45-4:00 in the Dance Studio



National English Honor Society

Members of this organization endeavor to advance the study of all areas of English and to foster a spirit of fellowship among students excelling in all facets of the English language arts, ever keeping in mind the national motto “Duty goes with honor.”

Moderator: Mrs. Virginia Becker

GRADES ELIGIBLE: 11 and 12

QUALIFICATIONS FOR INDUCTION*:

Seniors:

  • 90% or higher in senior level AP English
  • 90% or higher in junior level honors or AP English
  • 100 completed STA service hours
  • Excellent conduct

Juniors:

  • 90% or higher in junior level AP English
  • 90% or higher in sophomore level honors English
  • 75 completed STA service hours
  • Excellent conduct

Those students who meet these qualifications will be invited to apply. The application will include a well-written, topic-driven essay, reviewed by a faculty committee.

* A one-time membership fee will be assessed at the time of induction.


To sustain membership, members must maintain the semester A average and complete a minimum of five service hours as well as participate in NEHS activities and meetings. Each member will enter at least one essay contest, provided on our NEHS Blackboard account.

Officers 2018-19:

President--Julia Nelson

Vice President--Sebastian Camacho-Torres

VP/Book Club--Lauren Stephens

VP/Scholarships and Essay Contests--Marie Brooks, Assistant Kennede Occenad

VP/Technology--Kayla Moberg and Chason Pratt

VP/Public Relations--Dana Tuyn

Secretary--Helena Vasconcellos

Treasurer--Cassidy Simas

Director of Community Service--Grace Gallic and Aimee Lees



Forensics National Honor Society

Moderator: Ms. Jennifer Kwasman

Grades Eligible: 9-12

Qualifications for Acceptance:

  • Students are eligible for membership after participation in two local tournaments

  • GPA: No “C” allowed in order to travel

DUES: $75/YEAR PLUS TRAVEL EXPENSEs

Officers:

President: Jessica Uvino
Captains:
Interp: Samantha Paradella
Oratory: Janey Gauthier
Congress: David Charles
Debate: John Hunschofsky and Michael Anise

National French Honor Society

La Société Honoraire de Français (National French Honor Society) provides an opportunity to recognize outstanding scholarship in the study of the French language. The society strives to provide its members a vehicle for engaging in activities to further explore the French language and Francophone cultures, and to help further promote these in the school and their community. The society also sponsors and participates in fundraising activities to benefit the Francophone community locally and abroad.
Students of the society are eligible for scholarships to further their studies in French or to travel abroad, and are also eligible for other forms of recognition for their intellectual and creative endeavors in the context of French studies.

Moderator: Ms. May Basse

grades eligible: 11 & 12

Qualifications for Induction:

  • Current enrollment in French 3 Honors or above
  • Satisfactory completion of the application process
  • Cumulative 90% or above average for overall studies in French Honors
  • Cumulative un-weighted GPA of 3.0 or above for overall studies in all subjects
  • Must be up-to-date with school service hour requirements.
A one-time membership fee of $35.00 will be assessed following induction.


In order to sustain membership society members must maintain an 85% average in their French Honors and AP courses. They must also contribute 10 services hours to the society throughout each school year.

Any member enrolled in French III Honors or AP French Language and Culture who no longer meets the requirements for admission (i.e., grades and/or behavior) will be placed on probation for one semester. After one semester, if the infractions have been rectified, the student is re-admitted to the society. If, however, the infractions have not been rectified, then the student is dropped from the honor society’s rolls permanently.

Officers:

President: Abigail Bush
Vice-President: Isabella Wagner
Secretary: Juanita Calvo
Treasurer: TBD
Historian: TBD
Social Chair: TBD
Service Hour Coordinator: TBD

Meetings:

First Monday of the month at 2:40pm
(Room 529)


National Italian Honor Society

La Società Onoraria Italica, The National Italian Honor Society recognizes outstanding achievement in Italian and promotes interest in the Italian language and culture. Members participate in fundraisers that contribute to charitable causes in the United States and Italy.

MODERATOR: Mrs. Maria Puntillo

GRADES ELIGIBLE: 11 and 12

QUALIFICATIONS FOR INDUCTION*:

  • Completion of Italian I Honors and Italian II Honors
  • Current enrollment in Italian III Honors or AP Italian Language and Culture
  • 90% or higher in Italian courses, in semesters prior to induction
  • 80% or higher GPA in other courses
  • Excellent in conduct and industry
  • Current with St. Thomas Aquinas High School service hour requirements
*Students who meet these qualifications will be invited to apply.
A one –time membership fee of $30 will be assessed following the induction.



Members enrolled in Italian III Honors or AP Italian Language and Culture must continue to meet the requirements for admission (grades and behavior). If the member does not, the member will be placed on probation for one semester. After one semester, if the infractions have been rectified, the member is re-admitted to the society. If, however, the infractions have not been rectified, then the member is dropped from the honor society’s rolls permanently.
Completion of at least five (5) service hours for the year. Completed through activities offered by the National Italian Honor Society.

OFFICERS:

President – Gabriel Gigliotti
Vice President + Fundraising Director– Sebastian Camacho
Secretary – Gabriella De Luca
Treasurer – Lucas Ociepka
Publicity Director – Grace Gallic
Tutoring Director – Grace Lily Signorella

TUTORING:

Tuesdays 2:35-3:15
(Room 108)


National Latin Honor Society

Grades Eligible: 9, 10, 11, 12

Qualifications for induciton:

  • an A average in Latin for 4 quarters
  • Service hours as required by STA
Dues are included in Junior Classical League (JCL) Membership.

Membership is renewed annually. Those who fail to maintain requirements necessary for induction will be placed on probation.

Officers:

President: Kasey Jordan
Remaining officers will be announced following the Fall induction ceremony.

Tutoring:

Available by appointment in room 209.

Mu Alpha Theta

The Saint Thomas Aquinas Mu Alpha Theta belongs to the National Mu Alpha Theta Mathematics Honor Society, dedicated to inspiring interest in mathematics, developing strong scholarship in the subject, and promoting the enjoyment of mathematics in high school. Competition members participate in practice and many contest activities. Tutoring members tutor other students and participate in Catholic Math League contest during the school year.

Moderator: Mr. Danny Hoang

Requirements for induction:

Students must be taking honor Algebra 2 or more advance course, and maintain a cumulative average of 3.9 or higher in Math.

A one-time membership fee of $10 will be assessed for each new member.

Requirements for Sustaining membership:

  • For none-competition members: At least 6 tutoring hours must be achieved per quarter, and a score of at least 10/25 must be earned on the Catholic Math League contest (one contest a month)
  • For Competition members: No more than 2 absences from practice sections is allowed, and a score of at least 12/25 must be earned on the Catholic Math League contest each month, and participation in all Log1 contest is required


If a member cannot maintain the academic requirement, he/she will be put on probation, and if he/she fails to achieve the academic requirement in the following quarter, his/her membership will be terminated. MEETING: - For all Members: Meeting monthly on Wednesday (for Catholic Math League contest) - For Competition members: Meeting bi-weekly (to practice Math and to do Log1 contest).

TUTORING:

Mu Alpha Theta tutoring is offered at every Math teacher room after school. Moreover, general Math tutoring at any level is offered after school in Mr. Byrne room (303) on Monday and Wednesday and in Mr. Hoang room (304) on Tuesday and Wednesday.

TRI-M Music Honor Society

Moderator(s): Mrs. Wanda Drozdovitch and Mr.Richard Bradford

Grades Eligible: 10-12

The following are the requirements to be inducted to TRI-M Honor Society (formerly known as Modern Music Masters).
It is by invitation from moderator only.
Students must:
  • Complete 2 semesters of any Music class
  • Have 90% or higher throughout those 2 semesters in music class & overall GPA 3.5 unweighted
  • Have no disciplinary infractions on record
  • Complete 5 Service Hours designated by Tri-M
  • Complete application process with required teacher recommendations

Requirements to stay in Tri-M Honor Society:
  • Continue to keep 90% or higher in current music class. If no music class is taken, must have overall GPA of 3.5 unweighted.
  • Attend mandatory Tri-M meetings.
  • Complete 5 service hours per semester designated by Tri-M.

Vocal Officers:

President: Cecilia Tome (12)
Vice-President: Isabella Billones (12)
Secretary: Alex Garner (12)
Treasurer: Isabella Klar (11)
Historian: Giola Cancilla (11)

Intrumental Officers:

President – Kelin Monahan
Vice-President – Samantha Hernandez
Secretary – Phoenix Tabasso
Treasurer – Sasha Elmizadeh
Historian – Michelle Faustin

Quill & Scroll National Honor Society

Moderators: Ms. Helena Daly-Asquini and Mrs. Stacey RosonoW

Grades Eligible: 10-12

Qualifications for Acceptance:

  • GPA: B GPA (unweighted); B+ (2018-2019)
  • Service Hours: Grade appropriate service hours
  • Essay: Media Production on a regular and continual basis
* Students who meet the qualifications listed above will be invited to apply.
* Students will be required to obtain teacher recommendations upon applying.
*A one-time membership fee of $25 will be collected upon acceptance.


Members are expected to participate in regular and continual media production in order to maintain membership.

Officers:

Newspaper Editor-in-chief: Brianna Naderpour
Newspaper Assistant Editor-in-chief: Bradley Cusnier
Social Media Editor-in-chief: Emily Dupas
Social Media Assistant Editor-in-chief: Santiago Rodriguez
Managing Editor: Hailie Avila
Yearbook Editor-in-Chief: Isabella Gain
Senior Yearbook Editor: Chelsea Brown

National Science Honor Society

Moderator: Mr. Joshua French

Grades Eligible: 10, 11, 12

Qualifications for Induction:

  • 4.25 GPA
  • Full year of A average in an Honors Science class
  • Service Hours: Grade appropriate service hours
* Students who meet these qualifications will be invited to apply.
Dues of $25 will be collected upon acceptance.

Officers:

President: Robert Petruska
Vice President: Kennede Occenad
Service Officers: Emily Martinez, Matthew Jahnes, Daniela Trevino, Nikolas Boulanger, Julia Ferreira

Tutoring:

Wednesday 2:40 to 3:30 pm in Rm 420
Thursday 7:00 to 7:50 am in Rm 422

Rho Kappa - Social Studies National Honor Society

Rho Kappa Honor Society promotes scholarship, community service, leadership, character, and recognizes academic excellence in social studies among high school students.

Moderators: Mr. Gerry Braun & Mr. Arlee Pabustan

Grades Eligible: 11 and 12

Qualifications for Induction:

Juniors:

  • 4.0 GPA (unweighted) in all core Social Studies classes (i.e., World History and American History)
  • An overall GPA of at least 3.0 (unweighted)
  • Excellent in conduct and industry

Seniors:

  • At least a 3.8 GPA (unweighted) in all core Social Studies classes (i.e., World History, American History, and Government/Economics)
  • An overall GPA of at least 3.0 (unweighted)
  • Excellent in conduct and industry

An invitation to apply will be sent at the beginning of each spring semester to all students who meet these requirements.
* A one-time membership fee of $20 will be assessed before induction.


Co-Presidents: Ezekiel Pabustan & Christian Piglia
Vice-President: Allison Jimenez
Service Organizers: Kelsey O'Laughlin, Richard Reilly, Christian Chase, & Harrison Tobin


To sustain membership, members must maintain the semester A average and participate in Rho Kappa activities and meetings. Should a student fail to meet these requirements, they will be placed on probation within the honor society and will have one semester to bring their GPA back to full membership status.

National Spanish Honor Society

The society recognizes high achievement in Spanish and promotes interest in Hispanic studies. The society also participates in fundraisers, food drives, and serving the Hispanic community both locally and abroad.

Moderator: Senora Margaret Chebat

Grades eligible: 10-12

Qualifications for induction*:

  • 90% or higher in all 4 quarters of Spanish 2 Honors (or any level above Spanish 2 Honors)
  • Excellent Conduct and Industry for all 4 quarters
  • Current enrollment in a Spanish Honors course at time of induciton
  • Minimum of 5 service hours approved by the school
* Those students who meet these qualifications will be invited to apply.
A one-time membership fee of $25.00 will be assessed following induction.
To sustain membership members must maintain an average of 86% per quarter in their Spanish Honors course and complete 5 service hours per year of membership.


National Recognition:

  • Chapter of the Year 2013 - 2014 AATSP, SHH
  • Park - Sihocky Award 2014
  • Florida Global Educator of the Year 2015 Award, 1st semi-finalist
These awards have been given to the society for its tireless work with our local community and our Hispanic communities around the world. The society strives to encourage its members to be Global citizens in action.

Officers:

Co-Presidents- Isabella Nogueira & Walter Sanchez

Service
- Dana Tuyn & Belen Sobrino

Fundraiser
- Natalia Iturregui, Stephanie Nathasingh, Brooke Giacin, & Benjamin Fraser

Tutoring-
Valeria Villa-& Michael McGuinness

Secretary
- David Anderson

Historians
- Briana Naderpour & Daniela Trevino

Tutoring:

Monday - Thursday: 2:45 - 3:15 p.m.
(Room 326)


National Technical Honor Society

Moderator: Dr. Erin Williams

Grades Eligible: 10, 11, 12

Qualifications for Induction:

  • 4.0 (unweighted) in at least one full credit of a technical class (i.e. Robotics Honors, AP Computer Science, Film Production, Newspaper, Graphic Art, Animation)

  • Service Hour qualifications per STA according to your grade level must be maintained.
Due of $35 will be collected upon acceptance to the honor society.

Invitations to apply will be sent January 2019.
Induction ceremony will be February 27th, 2019.

Students must remain up to date with service hours and maintain academic standings necessary to achieve induction.

Officers:

President - Bradley Cusnier
Vice President - William Butterworth

International Thespian Honor Society

Moderator: Mr. Jerry Seeger

Grades Eligible: 10-12

Qualifications for Acceptance:

  • GPA: 3.5 overall--unweighted
  • Service Hours: 10 for induction
  • Participation in at least two previous drama productions--one backstage and one onstage
* Students who meet the requirements listed above will be invited to apply.

* A one-time membership fee of $30 will be assessed upon acceptance.
Members are expected to complete 10 hours of service in relation to drama productions per year in order to maintain membership.

Officers:

President: Samara Chahine
Vice President and Point Keeper: Emily Petruska
Publicity: Lindsay Ahmed
Fundraising Coordinator: Alexandra Garner