Honor Society Membership and Scholarship

National Honor Society

Meets the 2nd Thursday of the month after school in the cafeteria.

Danielle Holzman Teacher danielle_holzman@hcpss.org
David Riddler Teacher david_riddler@hcpss.org

Academic Honor Societies

International Thespian Society

Meets Wednesdays after school in room 802.

Kathryn Carlsen | Teacher | Kathryn_Carlsen@hcpss.org

National Art Honor Society

Meets Thursdays after school in room 301.

Nan Collins | Teacher | Nan_Collins@hcpss.org | Website
Mark Hanssen | Teacher | mark_hanssen@hcpss.org | Website

National Dance Honor Society - Delta Eta Pi

Meets Wednesdays during Eagle Time in the Dance Studio.

Rebecca Clark | Teacher (ITL) | Rebecca_Clark@hcpss.org

National English Honor Society

Meets on the first Wednesday during Eagle Time and after school in rm. 201

Kelli McDonough-Schlehr | Teacher | kelli_mcdonough-schlehr@hcpss.org | Website

National History Honor Society

Meets on Fridays from 2:15 - 3:00 in either Room 909 or the cafeteria. Purpose:

  • Promote history in the community (volunteering)
  • Encourage history appreciation
  • Recognition of and opportunities for exploration in history and the social studies
  • To encourage an interest in, understanding of, and appreciation for history and the social studies
Rodney McCaslin | Teacher | Rodney_McCaslin@hcpss.org

National Honor Society

Meets the 2nd Thursday of the month after school in the cafeteria.

Danielle Holzman | Teacher | danielle_holzman@hcpss.org
David Riddler | Teacher | david_riddler@hcpss.org

National Mathematics Honor Society - Mu Alpha Theta

Meets every other Monday after school in room 401.

The National Math Honor Society was established in 1921 '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.' We hope to create safe tutoring environments and organize fun, mind-stimulating events that encourage the development and utilization of mathematics. Requirements for membership: Completed Algebra 2, 3.0 or better in the last 3 Math classes, must tutor at least once a week

Kathryn Grimm | Math Teacher (ITL) | kathryn_grimm@hcpss.org
Alexandra Ward | Teacher | alexandra_ward@hcpss.org

National Science Honor Society

Meets 1st & 3rd Tuesdays after school in room 505..

The Science National Honor Society Centennial chapter strives to encourage and recognize scientific and intellectual thought, advance the students’ knowledge of classical and modern science, communicate with the scientific community, encourage students to participate in community service and in turn, encourage a dedication to the pursuit of scientific knowledge that benefits all humankind. We work together with other clubs such as National Honor Society and Red Cross as well as the Intern/Mentor program. The Centennial chapter of the Science National Honor Society was founded in 2012 by seniors Helen Wang and David Yeh. The organization is dedicated to spreading scientific knowledge throughout the community and fostering a love for science in children and young adults.

Karen Reynolds | Teacher | karen_reynolds@hcpss.org

National Social Studies Honor Society - Rho Kappa

Meets 2nd & 4th Mondays after school in room 911.

Rho Kappa Social Studies Honor Society is the only national organization for high school juniors and seniors that recognizes excellence in the field of Social Studies.

David Riddler | Teacher | david_riddler@hcpss.org

National Technical Honor Society

Students, please go to the Centennial Student Community Canvas course for the most up-to-date information.

The purposes of this organization shall be:

  • to promote the ideals of honesty, service, leadership, and skill development among America’s future workforce;
  • to reward scholastic achievement in career and technical education;
  • to assist Society Members in their pursuit of career and educational goals;
  • to help to build and maintain a stronger, more positive image for career and technical students, programs and schools in the local community and throughout the nation;
  • to encourage the practice of high standards of personal and professional conduct and individual responsibility among the membership;
  • to help member schools to initiate and maintain strong working partnerships with local institutions of business, industry and commerce;
  • to hold conferences, workshops and seminars for the education and mutual improvement of the members and to provide opportunity for the exchange of ideas and experiences through meetings, publications and research;
  • to advance the growth and ideals of the Society throughout the United States of America encouraged.

Additional documentation:

Nancy Smith | Tech Ed / PLTW Teacher | nancy_c_smith@hcpss.org
Kristin Taylor | Teacher (ITL) | Kristin_Taylor@hcpss.org

Tri-M Music Honor Society

Meets Mondays once a quarter after school in room 702 (band room).

David Matchim | Teacher / Band | david_matchim@hcpss.org | CHS Music

World Language Honor Societies

The World Language Honor Societies recognize the academic achievement of language students. There are honor societies for Spanish, French, Chinese and German.

Shanna Grimes | Teacher, Spanish | Shanna_Grimes@hcpss.org

Centennial Scholars Program


  • To prepare students for a competitive college admissions process and scholarships.
  • To increase the number of students participating in Advanced Placement Examinations.
  • To prepare students for College and Career Readiness.
  • To raise performance standards and create a culture of high academic achievement.

Definition of a Centennial Scholar

A Centennial Scholar is a student who has distinguished themselves through academic achievement and rigor across a number of disciplines during their high school career.

Centennial Scholar Requirements

  1. Participate in SIX or more AP examinations with a score of 3 or better in a minimum of 4 disciplines:
    • English
    • Math
    • Science
    • Social Studies
  2. (World languages, Fine Arts, CTE, GT Independent Research and Internship/Mentor Program and other disciplines can count as the 5thand/or 6th AP. Students may also double in another discipline)
  3. Maintain an overall cumulative weighted grade point average (GPA) of 3.4 or better.
  4. Meet all state and local requirements for graduation.
  5. Seniors Only: Seniors taking AP course(s) during their senior year that are counting towards the Centennial Scholars Program must maintain a B or better in that AP course each quarter.

Recognition for Centennial Scholar Achievement

  1. Students will receive a medal and be recognized at the Seniors Awards Assembly.
  2. Students will receive special notification in the graduation program.
  3. Students will receive a special honor cord to wear at graduation.
  4. Students will receive special recognition on college applications as well as a letter describing the Centennial Scholar’s Program to all schools that the students apply.
  5. Students will have additional enrichment opportunities.