• Rho Kappa Social Studies Honor Society

    Advisor: Dr. Joseph Pesqueira and Mr. David Pontillo

    Contact: jpesqueira@obenschools.org  or  dpontillo@obenschools.org

    Grade Levels: 11-12

    Meeting Times: First Wednesday of the month, 3 pm (virtual)

    Location: Room 202

    Description: To provide recognition for our outstanding students, and encourage an interest in, understanding of, and appreciation for social studies. Rho Kappa is the only national organizatoin for high school juniors and seniors that recognizes excellence in the field of Social Studies. The application process will require candidates to show participation in activities that demonstrate civic engagement in school or community and their desire and aspiration to be a member of the organization. 

    Selection Criteria:

    • Juniors and seniors with an overall 85% GPA (unweighted) and a 85% GPA (unweighted) and higher in social studies classes can request an application from their social studies teacher or Dr. Pesqueira. 

    Acceptance Criteria:

    • Members are accepted based on their scholarship, as well as their commitment to social studies beyond the classroom. This is shown through their community service and a written component on the application. Students are selected by the co-advisors based on the strength of their application in showing these components.  


    Application Availability:  Download here


    Application Deadline: TBD


    Induction Ceremony: Tuesday, April 27, 2021 @ 7:30 pm