honor society


Definition of honor society

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

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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 Jessica Miller of Cleveland, Texas, was recently initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation's oldest and most selective all-discipline collegiate honor society. Community Report, Houston Chronicle, "Cleveland’s Miller inducted into the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi," 1 July 2018 And was inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa and Phi Kappa Phi academic honor societies. Cassie Dickman, sacbee, "Graduating from UC Davis at 15 is the latest milestone for this prodigy," 20 June 2018 Maria Hanna also won The Annabelle Scrogin Anderson '36 Award and was a member of the Phi Beta Kappa honor society. Michelle Mullins, Naperville Sun, "Naperville People in the News," 23 May 2018

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First Known Use of honor society

1886, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of honor society

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

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