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NNAHS
National Native American Honor Society

 

The purpose of the National Native American Honor Society is to create enthusiasm for superior scholarship, develop citizenship, stimulate desire to render service, promote worthy leadership and instill exemplary qualities of character.

 

Why NNAHS?

Resume Enhancer
Use your membership as resume enhancer when seeking a position or applying for college. Employers and colleges prefer individuals with leadership, interpersonal and teamwork skills.

Leadership Skills
Develop leadership skills to prepare for college and high track professional careers.

Academic Accomplishment
Ensure that your exceptional academic accomplishment and strong character is publicly recognized by Mesa Public Schools Native American Education Program.

Access to Key Information
Possess greater access to key opportunities and school/organizations seeking exceptional academic students.

Receive Advice
Members will meet and interact with college representatives as well as receive advice on careers and opportunities in college.

Networking Opportunities
Gain numerous networking opportunities by joining an organization that has access to individuals with leading roles with colleges and universities.

Long-term Relationships
Build a network of long-term relationships that will aid your educational career with peer students who will become your friends and professional colleagues.

Resume Enhancer
Use your membership as resume enhancer when seeking a position or applying for college. Employers and colleges prefer individuals with leadership, interpersonal and teamwork skills.

Helping
Receive opportunities to help fellow students and the community in activities.

Activities
Participate in activities, which enable development of vital skills such as leadership, communications, and teamwork through practical hands-on experience.

Opportunities
Access opportunities to broaden knowledge, gain confidence and increase understanding.

 

History of National Native American Honor Society

The society was founded inn 1981 by Dr. Frank C. Dukepoo, Ph.D. He is the founder and late director of the society. The purpose of the society is to recognize Native American students across the country who are making straight A's.

Membership in the society means that you have excelled academically. It also means that you have an important responsibility to share your talents as you serve others. He concludes "I want you to continue to excel in each of your endeavors and to maintain high personal and professional standards.

The society's philosophy is holistic and incorporates ancient traditions, customs, and values from a number of tribes. We endeavor to recognize academic achievement and encourage an atmosphere in which students can become fit socially, mentally, physically, and spiritually. We also promote positive and constructive values so that others will foster personal commitments to education and high self-esteem. Members prefer not think of themselves as a group of smart students, but rather as individuals who are doing something positive and worthwhile with their lives. They delight in sharing their gifts and talents and in helping others.