In May 2012, during the annual statewide Honor Society conference, new officers were elected for the 2012-13 school year--President, Andrea Nease (East Hampton High School); Vice President, Karim Abdel Jalil (Westbrook High School); Secretary, Madison Reinhard, (East Hampton High School); Newsletter Editor, Megan Kimball, (East Hampton High School); Middle School Representative, Brian Durocher (John F. Kennedy Middle School-Southington. Also Michelle Ziegler and Rachel Kostraba were appointed to the Board as members at large (Portland High School).
The purpose of the Connecticut Association of National Honor Societies (CANHS) is to create enthusiasm for scholarship, to stimulate a desire to render service, to promote leadership, and to develop character in its members of the honor societies of Connecticut.
CANHS is affiliated with the Connecticut Association of Schools (CAS) and was established in accordance with its goals to provide more opportunities for student leadership. CANHS is also an outgrowth of the NHS association which believes that a state organization can better meet the needs of the local chapters in the areas of leadership training, state service projects, scholarship recognition and character development.
The CANHS Advisory Board meets approximately five times each year. The Board undertakes a major statewide initiative that encourages all member chapters to support.
For the 2011-12 school year the executive board is encouraging middle and high school honor society chapters to provide volunteer services to senior citizens and/or also residents of convalescent-nursing homes. The focus here should be to provide encouragement and support for the elderly.
In the fall of each school year, an advisor workshop for honor society advisors and also student government advisors is held at the CAS headquarters in Cheshire, CT. The workshop is scheduled for November 1st and advisors can register on line through the CASCIAC website. This is a wonderful opportunity for advisors to learn about enhancing student leadership skills and to also be brought up to date on legalities associated with Connecticut "FOI" and student rights. This advisor conference also affords advisors the opportunity to share ideas and discuss pressing issues.
Become a member of CANHS now! Our state association serves as a resource to support strengthening local chapters in addition to providing leadership training for honor society students. We now enjoy the opportunity to network and to share wonderful outreach efforts to serve middle school and high school advisers along with school principals throughout Connecticut.
Initial General Membership -- $100.00
Membership Renewal (paid annually after initial membership fee) -- $50.00
Membership entitles members to all association mailing and to participate in annual statewide conferences for a nominal conference registration fee.
To download a registration form in Adobe Acrobat format, click here.