Torch Honors Society is a club where the participants attend bi-monthly meetings (every other Thursday), volunteer 20 or more hours each semester individually in the community and service to EHS. It is a leadership society promoting scholarship, leadership, character and service, not just an honor roll of high performing academic students.
Students that may be interested in joining the Torch Honors Society are students that enjoy learning for the sake of knowledge, who care about contributing to their school and community and people who enjoy taking the lead to get things done.
How do I become a member?
All students with a cumulative GPA of 3.50 or above are sent an invitation and application to apply for membership during their sophomore year.
In the application students will be asked to provide information about their scholarship, service, leadership and character. The applications will be reviewed by a faculty committee of 5 members and if there is clear evidence that the student meets the requirements as described below they will be invited to join the society.
Scholarship: Students who have a cumulative grade point average of 3.50 cumulative GPA, meet the scholarship requirement for membership. These students are eligible for consideration on the basis of service, leadership, and character.
Service: This quality is demonstrated through the voluntary contributions made by a student to the school or community, done without compensation and with a positive, courteous, and enthusiastic spirit. Students will be asked to list and describe specific service experiences they participated in during their Freshman and Sophomore years of high school either in the school or their community.
Leadership: Student leaders are those who are resourceful, good problem solvers, promoters of school activities, idea-contributors, dependable, and persons who exemplify positive attitudes about life. Students will be asked to list and describe specific examples of how they have been a leader in the last two years. These experiences in leadership roles may come from school or community activities while working with or for others.
Character: The student of good character upholds principles of morality and ethics, is cooperative, demonstrates high standards of honesty and reliability, shows courtesy, concern, and respect for others, and generally maintains a good and clean lifestyle. Students will be asked to provide four letters of recommendation from EHS faculty members.
Citizenship: The student who demonstrates citizenship understands the importance of civic involvement, has a high regard for freedom, justice, and democracy. Students are asked to describe where and how they have demonstrated mature participation and responsibility in community and school activities as scouting, community organizations, and school clubs.