The purpose of this organization is to create enthusiasm for scholarship, to stimulate a desire to render service, to promote leadership, to develop character, and to encourage good citizenship in the students of secondary schools.
Monthly meets are held on the third Thursday of the Month at 7:50 in the Library.
NJHS Service Opportunities
Please see Mrs. Cosgrove
Junior National Honor Society officers for the 2016 – 2017
President – Becca H
Vice President – Tyler L
Treasurer – Sophia J
Secretary – Grace B
Service Points – Sophia J
Completed Service Hours
7th, 8th & 9th
16 points – total for the school year.
(8pts) for community service hours during school hours.
(3pts) for community service hours outside of school hours.
Students in grades 7–9 who meet the requirements for membership outlined by their school’s chapter are eligible to apply on-line.
Each chapter is required to publish its qualifications for membership, which is based on the five pillars of NJHS:
Per national guidelines, at a minimum, students must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher.
This involves voluntary contributions made by a student to the school or community, done without compensation.
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.
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.
The student who demonstrates citizenship understands the importance of civic engagement; has a high regard for freedom and justice; respects the U.S. form of government; 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.
Students who meet the scholarship requirement will have an opportunity to complete a form detailing their accomplishments in and commitment to service, leadership, character, and citizenship.