National Honor Society

What is The National Honor Society?

“The National Honor Society (NHS) is the nation's premier organization established to recognize outstanding high school students. More than just an honor roll, NHS serves to recognize those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of scholarship, leadership, service, and character. These characteristics have been associated with membership in the organization since its beginning in 1921.

Today, it is estimated that more than one million students participate in NHS activities. NHS chapters are found in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, many U.S. territories, and Canada. Chapter membership not only recognizes students for their accomplishments, but challenges them to develop further through active involvement in school activities and community service.” (

Our Chapter

We are proud of our local chapter, the Jose Cecilio del Valle chapter, whose purpose is to create enthusiasm for scholarship, to stimulate a desire to render service, to promote leadership, and to develop character in the high school. The Mazapan School National Honor Society  is an active group of 10 to 20 students, on average, who work on a variety of social service projects.  Meetings are held weekly and most service projects take place on Saturday.

Our Projects

  • Sponsoring a child at the Aldea SOS shelter for children
  • Working with children at the Casa del Niňo
  • Fundaising money to sponsor scholarships for underprivileged young people to attend local high schools
  • Beach cleanup of local public beaches
  • Support of Hospital Atlantida through fundraising, service work, landscaping, and materials collection
  • Going to Guillen Zelaya Kindergarten, supporting students during a school day and providing health talks and activities
  • Improving the infrastructure of a local school by financing the construction of a zinc roof for a school
  • Painting walls at the public hospital.  NHS financed and conducted the painting Hospital Atlántida’s maternity ward’s wall and added context appropriate wall art
  • Donations to Casa Feliz Orphanage- we provided the orphanage with money and clothes for the kids


Students are chosen for membership in the NHS after undergoing a rigorous selection process by a group of teachers in the second semester of each school year.  Members are eligible for selection during their freshman, sophomore, or junior years but most are selected during their sophomore or junior years.  All students are informed of selection deadlines and information may be picked up from the NHS advisor. 

About the School

Mazapan School is a Nursery-12 co-educational bilingual school Founded in 1928 and located in La Ceiba, Honduras, offers an U.S.-style college preparatory instruction program. The students attending Mazapan School become fluent in both English and Spanish and receive a U.S. High School diploma and a Honduran Baccalaureate degree.

Address and phone numbers

Mazapan School
6th Street, Beckman Avenue
Zona Mazapan
La Ceiba, Honduras
Phone: +(504) 2443-2716
+(504) 2443-1001 ext 2600