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The Martin Luther chapter of the National Honor Society looks for ways to promote leadership, create enthusiasm for scholarship, encourage character development and provide service to the Martin Luther community.
Juniors and seniors at Martin Luther High School are eligible to apply to join the National Honor Society if they have at least a 3.3 cumulative GPA. Students who apply must meet the the minimum service hour requirement of 40 hours for juniors and 60 hours for seniors (dated from freshman year to the application time) in order to be considered. Students are then assessed by a five-member faculty panel on their character and leadership abilities.
Members of NHS must attend all monthly meetings, complete fifty hours of service (twenty hours for Theology class and thirty additional hours for NHS), and participate in three sanctioned events each year in order to remain NHS members and graduate with honors cords as seniors.
Any students interested in helping others at Martin Luther and the surrounding communities are invited to attend Service Committee meetings and join our club. We serve by hosting the blood drives, sponsoring the angel tree, raising money for different organizations, hosting teacher appreciation day, running food drives, etc. Meetings are at 7:30 one or two Wednesdays a month.
The Spirit Committee at Martin Luther is designed to provide activities and events that create and build a positive and enthusiastic school community. They also provide opportunities to raise money for the needs of the school.
Activities include: Spartathon, Mr. Student Body, Senior Servant Sale, Candy Cane Sale, Valentine's Day Candy Sale, Spirit Week/Class Competitions, Dress Up Days, School Decorating, and members are enthusiastic, eager to help, excited about planning events, and efficient in completing tasks.
Spartathon is a whole school fundraiser usually run in September. We have a 1/2 day of regular classes and then run class competitions from 11:45-3:30. Students must raise at least $25 to participate in the events and earn spirit points for their class in the Spirit competitions culminating at the end of Homecoming week. See the links on the side of this page for more information.
Events include: Poker, volleyball, doubles tennis, floor hockey, chess, checkers, indoor soccer, kickball, badminton, slip 'n slide, Bags tournament, bocce ball, ping pong, bingo, frisbee golf, dodge ball, Catchphrase and powder puff football.
Martin Luther High School is proud to offer a Robotics Club that is exciting, competitive, and also an educational activity. New in 2014, the club participates in the First Tech Challenge (FTC) section of FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology), a world-wide STEM-focused organization dedicated to inspiring the young to be science and technology leaders. FTC is designed for students in grades 7-12 to compete head to head, using a sports model. Teams are responsible for designing, building, and programming their robots to compete in an alliance format against other teams. The robot kit is reusable from year-to-year and is programmed using a variety of languages. Teams, including coaches, mentors and volunteers, are required to develop strategy and build robots based on sound engineering principles. Awards are given for the competition as well as for community outreach, design, and other real-world accomplishments. In FTC, students get to:
Design, build, and program robots
Apply real-world math and science concepts
Develop problem-solving, organizational, and team-building skills
Compete and cooperate in alliances and tournaments
Compete for a spot in the World Championship
Qualify for over $13.5 million in college scholarships