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National Junior Honor Society

National Junior Honor Society

Advisor: Tania Polansky 

Grade Levels: 7-8

Meeting Times: 1st and 3rd Monday of each month

Location: Room HC-1

The National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) officially established NJHS in 1929, eight years after it founded the National Honor Society for high school students. The five main purposes that have guided the NATIONAL JUNIOR HONOR SOCIETY from its inception in 1929 are: to create enthusiasm for scholarship; to stimulate a desire to render service; to promote leadership; to encourage responsible citizenship; and to develop character in the students.  These purposes have been translated into the criteria used for membership selection in each local chapter.

Eligibility Requirements:
Selection will be determined by the Faculty Advisory Committee, and is based upon the 5 Pillars of the National Junior Honor Society. The following indicators serve as a framework for selection rather than a checklist of items that must be fulfilled:

  1. Scholarship - must have a cumulative overall GPA of 90 or above from the beginning of 6th grade through the end of the 2nd quarter of this school year
  2. Service - participate in at least 12 hours of service or charitable activity outside of school within the last 6 months
  3. Leadership – successfully holding school offices or positions of responsibility
  4. Citizenship must have been a member of 2 (two) or more school clubs, teams or organizations
  5. Character – upholding our core values of respect, responsibility, integrity and complying with school rules 

Selection Criteria:

In February of each year a letter will be mailed home to all 7th and 8th grade students with an overall GPA of 90 or above. Candidates will also receive a Candidate Packet. These forms must be completed and submitted by the end of March (actual dates to follow). Candidates must also submit an essay introducing themselves to the Faculty Committee and explaining why they wish to become a member of the NJHS. 

Induction Ceremony: Spring *date to be determined