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National Honor Society

The purpose of this organization shall be to create enthusiasm for scholarship, to stimulate a desire to render service, to promote leadership, and to develop character in the students of Mercer County Technical School-Health Science Academy.


Health Science Academy Chapter of the National Honor Society


The Selection Process

Step 1
Students’ academic records are reviewed to determine those persons who are scholastically eligible for membership, i.e. Candidates eligible for selection to the chapter shall have:

  • A minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.75, cumulative weighted grade point average at the end of their sophomore year. This scholastic level of achievement shall remain fixed, and shall be the required minimum scholastic level of achievement for admission to candidacy.


Step 2
Students who are eligible scholastically (i.e., candidates) are notified and informed that for further consideration for selection to the chapter, they may complete the Student Information Form. This form outlines the candidate’s accomplishments in such areas as Service and Leadership. This form is signed by the student and his/her parent(s), indicating that the content is both complete and accurate.


Step 3
Students present three faculty members of their choice with a Faculty Evaluation Form. These forms are kept confidential by the Faculty Council. The actual selection of new members, however, is made by a vote of the five appointed members of the Faculty Council. Each student’s name is removed from the Faculty Evaluation Form and students are assigned a number. From this point on, until the final selection, absolute anonymity is maintained. A candidate must receive an acceptable rating (3 or 4) in each of the categories of character, leadership, and service on the Faculty Evaluation Form. Only after the Faculty Council makes its decisions are the numbers identified as names of students.


Step 4
Those candidates receiving a majority vote of the Faculty Council shall be named to the Principal prior to being invited for induction into the chapter. The induction ceremony for successful candidates will be held in May at the Health Science Academy-Assunpink Center. Further information will follow in a letter to each successful candidate.




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HIB Contacts

To report an incident of Harrassment, Intimidation and Bullying (HIB), please contact a specialist below.

District Anti-Bullying Coordinator

Doug Shunk or 609-586-5144, Ext. 2146


Back-Up Coordinator

David Lugo or 609-737-9785, Ext. 4012


District Specialist

Dana HiceDePugh or 609-570-3400


Adult Evening School Specialist

Mary Smith-Jones or 609-586-5146


Assunpink Center Specialist

Megan Ferdetta or 609-586-5144, Ext. 2140


Health Careers Center Specialist

Sharon Nemeth or 609-586-5144


STEM Academy/Career Prep Specialist

Marcie Tandy or 609-570-3406


Sypek Center Specialist

Lance Simek or 609-737-9785, Ext. 4140

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