Chinese Honor Society: Tips and tricks


Helen Chao

With a stash of lotus mooncakes and pepperoni pizzas in Room A204, the Chinese Honor Society was eager to satisfy the appetites and questions of prospective club members on Friday, Sept. 16th.

Attendees were informed of the background of CHS and the membership process for both the national chapter and Monta Vista’s CHS. To be recognized as a national member of Chinese Honor Society, students should have taken Chinese 3 or higher and must pay a $4.00 induction fee. However, Chinese 1 or 2 students can still qualify for the local MVHS chapter.

“We’re known for high scholastic achievement, good character, as well as being leaders and providing service for the community,” Director of Membership sophomore Meijie Liao said, and of course, by the looks of the first club meeting, also tutoring and mooncake-munching.

CHS accomplishments lie in the dedication and credentials of the members, who are asked to sign up for tutoring shifts to help Chinese teachers Kathy Wang and Vivian Ju, the club’s advisors, and other students taking Chinese, during tutorial. Over the course of one year, students must gain a total of five points, with each shift or activity worth one point.

Instead of tutoring for five successive shifts, a student can also do the following to earn points!