National Junior Honor Society
NJHS Advisor: Ms. Chabok
Selection to the National Junior Honor Society is a privilege.
After the second marking period of the seventh grade year, students with a cumulative average of 90% (B+) or higher in all classes from the start of middle school, are eligible to provide information to our Faculty Selection Committee to determine membership. Providing information does not guarantee membership. Students must meet rigorous criteria which exemplify the five standards for selection:
- LEADERSHIP: taking initiative in class and school activities to go forward when others
hesitate. To be self-confident and exert a wholesome influence on the school.
- CHARACTER: the product of constant action and daily striving to make the right choice. It is the demonstration of respect, responsibility, trustworthiness, fairness, caring and citizenship that must be provided by example.
- SERVICE: willingness to work for the benefit of others without monetary compensation, volunteering time and talent to help others.
- SCHOLARSHIP: commitment to learning. A student must be willing to spend hours in reading and study, knowing the lasting benefits of an educated mind.
- CITIZENSHIP: demonstrating mature participation and responsibility through involvement with such activities as scouting, community organizations, or school clubs
Those chosen to be members, pledge to uphold these standards at an Induction Ceremony which takes place in the spring.
Students that are academically eligible in the middle of the seventh grade year, and want to be
considered for membership, must be prepared to show a minimum of four volunteer hours in sixth grade and four volunteer hours by the end of the second marking period in seventh grade. In addition, eligible students will need to show four points in school activities during their sixth grade year and three points in their seventh grade year.
As you complete volunteer hours please make sure that you get a letter from the director of the volunteer activity stating the name of the activity, a description of the nature of the activity, the amount of hours volunteered, the advisor’s name, position and contact number and the signature of the advisor. Please keep these letters until you are invited to fill out a candidate information form and then include the letters in the completed candidate information packet.
MTMS does reserve the right to change academic requirements and time of year the students are inducted according to NJHS Constitutional rules.
ABOUT NHS & NJHS
The National Honor Society (NHS) and National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) are the nation’s premier organizations established to recognize outstanding high school and middle level students. More than just an honor roll, NHS and NJHS serve to honor those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of Scholarship, Leadership, Service, and Character (and Citizenship for NJHS). These characteristics have been associated with membership in the organization since their beginnings in 1921 and 1929.
Today, it is estimated that more than one million students participate in activities of the NHS and NJHS. NHS and NJHS chapters are found in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, many U.S. Territories, and Canada. Chapter membership not only recognizes students for their accomplishments, but challenges them to develop further through active involvement in school activities and community service.