NATIONAL JUNIOR HONOR SOCIETY
The National Junior Honor Society was founded in 1929. The qualities of scholarship, leadership, citizenship and service apply to the selection process for this prestigious organization. To be considered for induction, Middle school students need to have a 92.5 weighted average in all subject areas for grade seven and for the first two quarters of grade eight. In addition, there can be no report card grade under an 85 in grade eight. Student applications will be judged by a faculty committee. Essays will be scored using a rubric. An evening induction ceremony is scheduled to celebrate student success.
Inappropriate behavior (whether in school or out in the community) can affect a student’s application to or continued membership in the National Junior Honor Society.
Five Pillars of NJHS
Middle school students need to have a 92.5 weighted average in all subject areas for grade seven and for the first two quarters of grade eight. In addition, there can be no report card grade under an 85 in grade eight.
Student leaders are those who are resourceful, good problem solvers, and idea contributors. Leadership experiences can be drawn from school or community activities while working with or for others. Some examples of student leadership are student government officers, captains of sport teams, Girl/Boy Scout patrol leaders, and holding offices within a club or organization.
This involves voluntary contributions made by a student to the school or community, done without compensation. Some examples of such service are volunteering at school/church/synagogue/community events, helping neighbors to perform chores, and tutoring other students.
A student of good character is cooperative, demonstrates high standards of honesty and reliability, shows courtesy, concern, and respect for others, and generally maintains a clean disciplinary record.
A student who demonstrates citizenship understands the importance of civic engagement, has a high regard for freedom and justice, respects democracy and the law for all citizens at the local, state, and federal levels, and demonstrates mature participation and responsibility in activities such as scouting, community organizations, or school clubs.
Students who meet the scholarship requirement will have an opportunity to complete an application detailing their accomplishments in and commitment to service, leadership, character, and citizenship. A school committee made up of faculty members will then determine acceptance into NJHS. The decision is binding.