PELHAM MEMORIAL HIGH SCHOOL CHAPTER
2006-2007 School Year
The purpose of the Society will be to:
Provide recognition of achievement in the study and practice of science at all levels.
Enhance knowledge and understanding of science among all levels of science students by promoting scholarship and enjoyment through activities at various appropriate levels.
Create enthusiasm for scholarship, strengthen skills leadership, promote, and develop character.
Foster collegiality, as well as develop maturity and independence, by providing students with the opportunity to come together with common purposes: a commitment to service and a dedication to excellence.
Stimulate the desire to render service within the science department, school, and community.
Encourage students to seek careers in science and technology.
Encourage talented science students to help other students develop and interest and achievement in science.
Membership is open to any student who meets the following criteria:
Membership in this society shall be based upon science scholarship, service, and personal character.
To be eligible for selection to membership, the candidates must have successfully completed a minimum of four semesters or equivalent of high school/college science.
Candidates shall have a minimum science scholastic average of 85% or its equivalent.
Applicants for membership are required to have an overall scholastic average of 80% and a minimum average in high school/college mathematics of 75% or their equivalent.
The applicant must demonstrate exemplary character and citizenship.
A member is required to complete a minimum of four years of highschool/college science.
Members will be expected to be active participants in chapter activities and other science-related activities, e.g. independent laboratory investigations, library research, science publications, science competitions, guest speakers forum, or environmental activities. Peer tutoring and peer coaching are strongly encouraged.