The National Honor Society and National Junior Honor Society are national organizations that recognize students for their achievements in the areas of knowledge, character, leadership and service. NHS/NJHS aims to create and maintain a high profile on campus and encourage other students to meet the standards required for membership.
There is one induction ceremony each year, which is held during Fall Family Days. This ceremony honors new members and presents the ideals that the NHS/NJHS aims to uphold before the R-MA community.
A decorative circle composed of intricately laid bricks that contain an inlaid shield of Randolph-Macon Academy and four plaques recognizing the four key ideals of the NHS/NJHS forms a centerpiece of the campus. All members are encouraged to wear the honor cord for special ceremonies as a mark of honor and in order to keep the organization uppermost in the minds of all members of the R-MA community.
The NHS/NJHS holds regular meetings throughout the year that strive to bring together the members as well as all members of the R-MA community. These meetings include such activities as:
- Inviting faculty and staff members to discuss their career paths
- Recognition initiatives that create positive interaction between faculty and students
- Providing financial assistance for on-campus events
- Volunteering their time and talents to support both the academy and the surrounding communities
- A Valentine’s Day gift and flower delivery service
- Exam Goody Bag preparation and delivery to encourage students during exam time
The NHS/NJHS also supports other school initiatives such as:
As a service organization the NHS/NJHS supports a wide range of CS organizations and performs monthly CS projects.
The NHS/NJHS awards annual college scholarships to its officers, and arranges a recreational trip each year (often to Hershey Park) as a reward to members for their hard work and support of the organization.