v A co curricular activity that actively supports the educational
       goals of H.W. Mountz.

    v A national recognition program established in 1929 by

             NASSP and currently found in public and private

             schools in every state as well as in schools in more                     

             than 70 countries overseas.

    v An opportunity to involve chapter members in significant

             learning experiences, especially in the area of service.

    v Inclusive—open to all students who choose to apply

             themselves and consequently meet the five established

             criteria of scholarship, leadership, service,                  

           citizenship, and character.

    v A chance for the faculty to bestow membership

             (through the actions of the faculty council/selection

             committee)—as a student privilege, not a right.