Congratulations to our elected officers and 25 new members
for the 2013-2014 school year. Students
in the National Honor’s Society at VHS are involved in many areas of service in
our school such as: Freshmen mentoring, after- school tutoring, and various
The National Honor Society’s motto is Noblesse Oblige, a
French phrase literally meaning nobility obligates. In broader terms, it signifies that those of
high rank have the obligation to behave honorably, generously, and responsibly
to others. The membership of the
Villages High School Chapter of the National Honor Society has been earned by
the effective demonstration of the four qualities held in high esteem by the
The National Honor Society focuses on 4 key components in
our club: Scholarship, Service, Leadership, and Character.
means a commitment to learning. A
student is willing to spend hours in reading and study, knowing the lasting
benefits of a cultivated mind. We should
continue to learn even when formal education has ended, for education ends only
with the end of life. Knowledge is one
great element in life which leads to the highest success, and it can be
acquired in only two ways – through diligence and effort. Learning furnishes the lamp by which we read
the past, and the light which illuminates the future. Candidates have the charge to continually
expand their world through the opportunities inherent in scholarship.
can be described in various ways. In the
routine of the day’s work, many opportunities arise to help others. Willingness to work for the benefit of those
in need, without monetary compensation or without recognition, is the quality
we seek in our membership. We are
committed to the idea of volunteering our time and abilities to the creation of
a better tomorrow.
exert a wholesome influence on the school.
In taking the initiative in class and school activities, the real leader
strives to train and aid others to attain the same objective. The price of leadership is sacrifice – the
willingness to yield one’s personal interest for the interest of others. A leader has self-confidence and will go
forward when others hesitate. No matter
what power and resources may exist in a country, they are ineffectual without
the guidance of a wise leader.
Leadership is always needed; thus, to lead is a substantive charge to
each of our members.
is the force within each individual which distinguishes that person from
others. It gives each person their
individuality. It is that without which
no one can respect oneself, nor hope to attain the respect of others. It is this force of character which guides
one through life and, when once developed, grows steadily. Character is achieved and not received. It is the product of constant action, daily
striving to make the right choice.