The purpose of the National Junior Honor Society is
to create enthusiasm for scholarship, stimulate a desire to give service,
promote leadership, develop character, and encourage citizenship. For
those who are willing to use their talents and skills to improve society,
NJHS can make a positive difference in the lives of individuals and
the spirit of the school and community.
- A national organization, established
in 1929, that recognizes outstanding middle level students who
demonstrate excellence in the areas of scholarship, leadership,
service, and character.
- A chance for the faculty council
to bestow membership upon academically eligible individuals who
have displayed outstanding character, leadership, service to
school and community, and citizenship.
- Membership is a privilege not
a right of students.
- A co-curricular activity that
actively supports the educational goals of the school.
- An opportunity to involve chapter
members in significant learning experiences, especially in the
area of service
- Extra-curricular (it supports the established curriculum and is not ‘outside’ the
influence of the curriculum)
- A “junior” program
of the National Honor Society. NJHS exists as a separate and
from its sister group, (NHS).
- An honor roll (MORE factors
are considered in the selection process than just grades)
NJHS prides itself on developing productive citizens who focus
on student leadership and performing school and community service.
Through giving service, members learn that it is important to give
back and get involved. By holding to these principles, NJHS members
improve the quality of their school, community, and world.