Jordan-Elbridge High School forming science honor society
Jordan-Elbridge High School has sent invitations to 27 high school students and encouraged them to apply to the inaugural class of the newly formed branch of the Science Honor Society.
Science teacher/department leader Daniel Bondgren said members will participate in science enrichment activities and will complete service events in order to further their understanding and appreciation of the opportunities available to them. Service events may include peer tutoring, conducting "science Saturday" events for elementary and middle school students and serving as laboratory assistants for the JEHS science department.
“One of the goals of the Science Honor Society is to encourage students to pursue experiences in the sciences by taking advanced classes and providing opportunities to apply what they have learned through collegiality and service,” he said.
The New York State Science Honor Society was founded in 1991 and was the precursor to the National Science Honor Society. The organization is managed by the Science Teacher's Association of New York State (STANYS) and seeks to promote ideals such as careers in science and technology, leadership, character, achievement in science and more.
Bondgren said JEHS students were selected based upon their academic achievement and must meet the following requirements:
In addition, students must be currently enrolled in a science class and continue to take science classes every year that they are enrolled at the high school. They must also maintain the above stated averages as long as they are members of the honor society.
- An 85 average or higher in all science classes;
- An 80 or above overall average; and
- A 75 or above average in all mathematics classes
An induction ceremony will be held in April.