The National Junior Honor Society is a national organization established to recognize outstanding middle school students. NJHS is more than just academic; it recognizes students who also excel in leadership, service, citizenship, and character. The Faculty Council carefully screens each student eligible for membership in the NJHS to make sure he/she meets the membership criteria.
FAQs About the National Junior Honor Society
What are the obligations of membership?
To remain in good standing, NJHS members must maintain academic excellence (GPA of 3.5 or greater), attend monthly meetings and participate in service opportunities involving 4 hours of service per marking period. Members must demonstrate continuing leadership, citizenship, character, and must participate in NJHS sponsored activities. As a part of this, members are required to stay on the Conduct Honor Role.
What do members get in return?
Members are honored for being outstanding students (members are recognized at the Induction Ceremony and at the yearly end-of year honor nights), are offered participation in leadership training, and grow as human beings by participating in various school and individual service projects.
How do eligible students become members?
Students who are eligible, will receive an application during student registration in August. Students must return their information form by the due date and then the Faculty Council will make their selections from the candidates who have returned their application. An induction ceremony will be held for students to become official members of the National Junior Honor Society. The Purpose of NJHS as stated in the National Constitution is:
1. To create enthusiasm for Scholarship
2. To stimulate a desire to render Service
3. To promote Leadership
4. To develop Character
5. To encourage Citizenship