National Honor Society

Brother Karl J. Diemand, C.S.C. Chapter


The National Honor Society is very excited to begin using our NEW online Tutor Request Form. All students are encouraged to seek out peer tutoring from National Honor Society members. Please complete the NHS Tutor Request form if you are interested in receiving peer tutoring. Parents or Students can complete this form to request tutoring for a student by using their Holy Cross email only. Please allow a few days to hear back from an NHS tutor.

The National Honor Society is a nationwide organization that recognizes the most outstanding high school students in the country. The Holy Cross chapter is the Brother Karl Diemand, C.S.C. Chapter, named after Brother Karl Diemand who devoted nearly forty years of his life to the Holy Cross community as an English teacher.

To be eligible for consideration for acceptance and membership in our chapter of the National Honor Society, an invited candidate must be a rising junior or senior, demonstrate scholastic success by maintaining a minimum GPA of 95 (weighted) for seven consecutive marking quarters and no grade less than 80 in any course. A candidate must also consistently show good character as evidenced by an exemplary school disciplinary record. Leadership and service in school and community are also pillars of the organization and will be reviewed for acceptance and continued membership.

Click HERE to fill out the Tutor Request Form.

Rho Kappa: National Social Studies Honor Society

Rho Kappa Social Studies Honor Society is the national organization for high school juniors and seniors that recognizes excellence in the field of Social Studies. Students inducted into Rho Kappa have demonstrated mastery in the social studies core requirements for New York State. The Holy Cross Chapter of Rho Kappa is the Mark Gibney Chapter in recognition of the over 40 years Mr. Mark Gibney devoted to the Social Studies Department, Rho Kappa is dedicated to furthering studies in history, culture, and the other social sciences.

English Honor Society

The National English Honor Society (NEHS), founded and sponsored by Sigma Tau Delta, is the only international organization exclusively for secondary students and faculty who, in the field of English, merit special note for past and current accomplishments. Immediate benefits of affiliation include academic recognition, scholarship and award eligibility, and opportunities for networking with others who share enthusiasm for, and accomplishment in, the language arts. Here, at Holy Cross High School, the NEHS likes to get involved in our community by doing things such as conducting book drives and writing stories for children in need.

Spanish Honor Society

The purpose of Hispanic Honor Society is to recognize high achievement in Spanish by students of secondary schools and to promote continuity of interest in Hispanic studies. 

It is considered a prestigious club designed to enhance understanding and involvement in Spanish. I inducted my first class in March of 2009.

See below our Chapter for the Spanish Honor Society. Our chapter name is Los Caballeros. (The Knights.)

Rewards: Upon completion of requirements you will receive:

A) Certificate  B) An Honor graduation cord


Math Honor Society

Holy Cross Chapter of Mu Alpha Theta
Moderators: Ms. Whelan and Ms. Passerella

The Mu Alpha Theta National High School Mathematics Honor Society was founded in 1957 by Dr. and Mrs. Richard V. Andree at the University of Oklahoma. In his words, Mu Alpha Theta is “an organization dedicated to promoting scholarship in mathematics and establishing math as an integral part of high school education.” The name Mu Alpha Theta was created using Greek lettering for the phomemes m, a, and th. By having a chapter of Mu Alpha Theta here at Holy Cross, we hope to create more interest in mathematics  and enable students to see how important math is in their lives.

Italian Honor Society

La Societa Onoraria Italica´s  purpose is to recognize students’ achievements in the study of Italian Language and Culture as well as to promote a greater understanding and appreciation of Italian culture and civilization.

The candidates were selected on the basis of academic excellence and interest in the Italian Language and Culture.

We have 6 students that just graduated and 6 more upcoming Seniors as members of the Italian National Honor Society.

These students will be continuing their Italian study next year.

Some activities the Italian National Honor Society is looking to include are increasing service and orchestrating fundraisers to give back to our community and local organizations.


Mr. Fischer

Holy Cross High School
26-20 Francis Lewis Blvd.
Flushing, NY 11358
Phone: (718) 886-7250 ext.767
Fax: (718) 886-7257


Ms. Lena Spordone
NHS Assistant Moderator

Holy Cross High School
26-20 Francis Lewis Blvd.
Flushing, NY 11358
Phone: (718) 886-7250 ext.420
Fax: (718) 886-7257