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National Junior Honor Society (NJHS)

The National Junior Honor Society is the nation’s premier organization established to recognize outstanding junior high students. More than just an honor roll, NJHS serves to honor those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of scholarship, service, leadership, character, and citizenship. These characteristics have been associated with membership in the organization since its beginning in 1929.
How to Join
  • Scholarship
    Students must have a 4.0 GPA from final quarter grades to apply for NJHS, and they must maintain a 3.5 GPA throughout the school year to remain a member.
  • Service
    Members are required to do community service every month and turn in a service slip to the counseling office.  This service involves voluntary contributions made by a student to the school or community, done without compensation.
  • Leadership
    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.  Members are also given opportunities to show leadership by speaking at our quarterly meetings.
  • Character
    The 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.
  • Citizenship
    The student who demonstrates citizenship understands the importance of civic engagement; has a high regard for freedom and justice; respects democracy; respects 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.
NJHS meetings are held quarterly. Dates to be announced when school starts.