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How to join?

Complete the membership Application by October 25th!

What is Rho Kappa?

Rho Kappa is the only national organization for high school Juniors and Seniors that recognizes excellence in the field of Social Studies.  

Members must demonstrate excellent academic performance, carrying a 3.0 GPA (unweighted) or higher,  provide service toward their school or community, and exhibit the attributes of leadership and good citizenship.

We are always searching for opportunities in our community and school so that we may use our talents to serve others.  

Rho Kappa National Social Studies Honor Society

Wreaths Across AmericaWAA

On Saturday, December 14, 2019 at 11:00 AM, Rho Kappa National Honor Society - Pine Forest High (FL0439P) will be helping Barrancas National Cemetery to Remember and Honor our veterans by laying Remembrance wreaths on the graves of our country's fallen heroes.

Please help us honor and remember as many fallen heroes as possible by sponsoring remembrance wreaths, volunteering on Wreaths Day, or inviting your family and friends to attend with you.

Thank you so much for supporting the Rho Kappa National Honor Society - Pine Forest High (FL0439P) and Wreaths Across America!

What does it mean to sponsor a wreath? It means you’ll honor an American hero at one of more than 1,200 locations nationwide this year on Wreaths Across America Day. It’s a day that’s been set aside to lay wreaths at the places where we remember, honor and teach about our veterans: cemeteries, monuments, parks… Anywhere we can pay tribute to their sacrifices.

We can’t do that without your support, though. Your sponsorship will ensure that a wreath is hand-crafted of all-American balsam and hand-tied with a red velvet bow here in Columbia Falls, Maine. It will then be sent to one of our participating locations, where a volunteer will place it on the marker of a fallen hero. That volunteer will then “say their name” to ensure that the legacy of duty, service and sacrifice of that veteran is never forgotten.

So, what does it mean to sponsor a wreath? It means you have the opportunity to join a grateful nation in saying “thank you” to our veterans.

Click here for more information or to sponsor a wreath:


I encourage all Juniors & Seniors who love history and are interested in serving our school and community to join Rho Kappa this year. 

We will be having an interest meeting for new members on Wednesday, October 23rd. The application to join for the 2019-2020 school year is due by Friday, October 25th. Any questions, see Ms. Williams in room 421

Each participant must:

* have a 3.0 GPA or higher,

* be a junior or senior,

* have completed at least one year of history/social studies courses

* member of Pine Forest High School

* have a keen interest in history

* be prepared to complete community service projects

* attend monthly meetings and activities

Seniors who have been active members and have a minimum of 20 community service hours with Rho Kappa will have the opportunity to receive graduation cords for their service. 

Meeting Dates

  • November 5
  • December 3
  • January 7
  • February 4
  • March 3
  • April 7
  • May 5