honor society


Definition of honor society

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

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Recent Examples on the Web Mu Alpha Theta, the mathematics honor society at Mount Carmel Academy, recently completed several service projects. Staff Report, NOLA.com, "The Academy of Our Lady chooses its students of the year, and other metro-area school news," 30 Dec. 2020 She’s the pre-law honor society treasurer at UAH, and involved in the university chapter of the NAACP. Mary Colurso | Mcolurso@al.com, al, "Miss Alabama USA on her hometown: ‘Cullman has come a long way’," 18 Jan. 2021 The honor society is made up of the top students enrolled in two-year colleges around the U.S. Carol Robinson | Crobinson@al.com, al, "‘She was a beautiful spirit’: Slain nursing student Destiny Washington honored at UAB vigil," 23 Dec. 2020 For now, the project is working with a local high school’s art honor society. Georeen Tanner, Fox News, "Front-line workers honored with 'combat paper' art made from scrubs, military uniforms," 22 Dec. 2020 Phi Kappa Phi was founded in 1897 under the leadership of undergraduate student Marcus L. Urann who had a desire to create a different kind of honor society: one that recognized excellence in all academic disciplines. courant.com, "Community news for the Glastonbury edition," 18 Dec. 2020 Pearl River resident Olivia Schwab was recently initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation's oldest and most selective all-discipline collegiate honor society. NOLA.com, "Students excel, new opportunities offered," 23 Nov. 2020 Willsey graduates as a member of Sigma Xi, an honor society that recognizes excellence in scientific research. courant.com, "Community News For The Windsor Edition," 9 Oct. 2020 The National Society for Leadership and Success is the nation’s largest leadership honor society. Sam Boyer, cleveland, "Outdoor performances among college innovations," 19 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of honor society

1886, in the meaning defined above

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“Honor society.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/honor%20society. Accessed 9 Mar. 2021.

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