Laurel Boender

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National Junior Honor Society

Eligibility Requirements

Seventh grade students who meet the requirements for membership are eligible to be invited for membership at the end of 3rd Trimester. Students must be in their third trimester of seventh grade for consideration. The induction ceremony is held during the spring trimester. Student must remain in good academic and character standing through the 8th grade school year in order to maintain membership.

Membership is based on the five pillars of NJHS:

  • ScholarshipPer national guidelines students must have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale.
  • ServiceThis involves voluntary contributions made by a student to the school or community, done without compensation.
  • LeadershipStudent 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.
  • CharacterThe 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.
  • CitizenshipThe 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 (a representative 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.

Obligations of Membership

Students who accept membership and are inducted into the chapter should be aware of the time and commitment involved with this honor. For example, there will be chapter meetings and member attendance obligations. Members also must participate in chapter and individual service projects to benefit the school and community.