honor society

noun

: a society for the recognition of scholarly achievement especially of undergraduates

Examples of honor society in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Academy will start the weekend with a private luncheon to honors its 2023 Daytime and Children’s & Family inductees into the Gold & Silver Circle honor society on Dec. 14. Beatrice Verhoeven, The Hollywood Reporter, 7 Nov. 2023 The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences has tapped broadcast journalist icon Dan Rather, as well as veteran network correspondents John Quiñones and David Martin to be inducted into its annual Gold Circle honor society. Michael Schneider, Variety, 29 Aug. 2023 Ferguson grew up in Newton and graduated from the University of Southern California as a member of the Phi Beta Kappa honor society, records show. Ivy Scott, BostonGlobe.com, 7 Aug. 2023 As a teenager, Phillip Rice was thrilled when the leaders of his Boy Scout troop invited him to join the Order of the Arrow, an honor society that dates back more than a century. NBC news, 19 Apr. 2023 University chapters are the lifeblood of IEEE-Eta Kappa Nu, the organization’s honor society. IEEE Spectrum, 18 Oct. 2022 Despite decades of calls for reforms from some scouts and Indigenous advocates, the organization still encourages scouts to don headdresses and imitate Indigenous dances as part of its honor society. NBC news, 19 Apr. 2023 He was also inducted into UCLA's IEEE Eta Kappa Nu honor society's Iota Gamma Chapter. IEEE Spectrum, 30 Apr. 2021 Bartle founded the Tribe Mic-O-Say, an honor society that appropriated Native motifs and nomenclature, in 1922. Debra Utacia Krol, USA TODAY, 10 Feb. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1886, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of honor society was in 1886

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“Honor society.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/honor%20society. Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

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