honor society


Definition of honor society

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

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The high school honor society sells tickets for games and midway rides. Washington Post, "17 things to do in the D.C. area over Labor Day weekend," 29 Aug. 2019 College news: Nathaniel Henry of Shaker Heights has been selected as a recipient of a Marcus L. Urann Fellowship by the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. cleveland.com, "Shaker Heights Schools Alumni Hall of Fame to welcome eight new members: Press Run," 19 July 2019 At Hobart and William Smith Colleges, where a lab in the Asian Languages and Cultures program now bears her name, Lauren majored in economics and was invited into the economics honor society Omicron Delta Epsilon. Adrienne Gaffney, Town & Country, "The Other Passenger: Who Was Lauren Bessette?," 9 July 2019 Phi Kappa Phi was founded in 1897 under the leadership of Marcus L. Urann who had a desire to create a different kind of honor society: one that recognized excellence in all academic disciplines. Community Report, Houston Chronicle, "Cleveland’s Miller inducted into the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi," 1 July 2018 Moraine Valley student elected state president of honor societyMoraine Valley Community College student John Kladis, of Palos Hills, has been elected president of Phi Theta Kappa for Illinois. Staff Report, Daily Southtown, "Community news: Orland Park promotes two longtime police officers," 31 May 2018 Being the valedictorian of his class, holding leadership positions in national honor society and student council, while also being a varsity baseball player. Heidi Finley, charlotteobserver, "Charlotte Observer Seniors of the Year 2018 | Charlotte Observer," 24 May 2018 The following local residents were recently initiated into Phi Kappa Phi, a national collegiate honor society for college students, faculty, staff and alumni in all academic disciplines. Judith Zizzo, Sun-Sentinel.com, "Students from North Lauderdale, nearby inducted into Phi Kappa Phi honor society," 6 July 2018 Ivey was nominated to Homecoming Court, president of her sorority pledge class, and joined a laundry list of campus organizations and honor societies. Anna Claire Vollers, AL.com, "Gov. Kay Ivey steadied the ship, now asks Alabama voters to choose her," 24 Apr. 2018

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1886, in the meaning defined above

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US : a group of students who are honored for receiving good grades

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