National Junior Honor Society Information
September 4, 2018
NATIONAL JUNIOR HONOR SOCIETY
WHAT IS THE National Junior Honor Society?
The National Junior Honor Society is a national organization with local chapters. Membership is open to students who meet the required national and local chapter standards in four areas of evaluation: scholarship, leadership, service, and character.
HOW DO I GET INTO NJHS?
NJHS members are selected in the 4th marking period. Eligibility requirements include a 93.5% average for the first three marking periods, a clean disciplinary record, and evidence of leadership and service to the school and community.
You can begin now to acquire eligibility by doing the following:
- Earn a 5 % combined average in all classes combined for marking periods 1-3.
- Comply with handbook rules, Honor Code, extracurricular contract rules to avoid disciplinary infractions.
- Participate in at least 2 activities during 7th & 8th grade in which you either serve or represent the school or the community. Only 1 community activity will count toward your total each year. Activities that are done for personal pleasure or for payment do not meet the service requirement. Here are a few examples of activities that meet service requirements:
-School activities such as sports, academic competitions, service clubs, music groups, theater productions, student or class councils
-Community activities such as Scouts, 4-H, church groups, volunteering at the library or fire company
WHAT DOES THE NATIONAL JUNIOR HONOR SOCIETY DO?
The members of the NJHS serve as role models of scholarship, character, leadership, and service for the student body and community. Members perform many school services such as guides at Back-to-School Nights, Parent Conferences, and School Assemblies. Members can work on service projects throughout the year through the Random Acts of Kindness Club run by Mrs. Chronister.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF MEMBERSHIP?
Your membership is recognition of your excellence in the areas of scholarship, leadership, service, and character. You will attend a special ceremony reception at the end of the year that recognizes your accomplishment. Most of all, your membership should give you the personal satisfaction that your accomplishments and your contributions to school and community are recognized and appreciated.