National Junior Honor Society
National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) is one of the nation's premier organizations established to recognize outstanding middle level students. More than just an honor roll society, the NJHS serves to honor those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of scholarship, leadership, service, character, and citizenship. These characteristics have been associated with membership in the organization since its beginning in 1929.
To be eligible for membership consideration, a student must have a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.25 or better. Additionally, potential members must meet high standards of leadership, service, character, and citizenship. Students are invited to complete an application form to be considered for membership. The Faculty Council, consisting of at least five P.S. duPont staff members, will review each application for the established criteria as follows:
- Leadership - At least one leadership position either elected or appointed OR membership in a leadership group such as Leader Corps, Boy/Girl Scouts, or Youth in Government.
- Service - One or more service activities totaling five or more hours of service. Service may be performed in conjunction with one of the activities listed in Activities/Citizenship or Leadership above. Also, include any volunteer community service hours.
- Activities/Citizenship - At least one in-school P.S. duPont activity and one out-of-school activity in which you have participated while a student at P.S. duPont Middle School. These might include clubs, teams, musical groups, scouts, youth groups, or other organizations.
When considering candidates, character is looked at in terms of integrity, behavior, ethics, and cooperation with peers and faculty members. Any student who has had an in or out-of-school suspension, served Time Out, or been assigned multiple detentions may not be eligible for membership. If a student has had an in or out-of-school suspension, served Time Out, or been assigned multiple detentions, that situation will have to be reviewed by the Faculty Council and the Principal to decide on eligibility or that individual may be considered on a trial basis.
Once selected for membership, members have the responsibility to continue to demonstrate these qualities. Members will also be required to attend one meeting a month during the school year while attending P.S. duPont Middle School.
Membership in NJHS does not guarantee membership in NHS at the high school level.
SUPPORTING NJHS SHOWS YOUR
SCHOLARSHIP * LEADERSHIP * SERVICE *CHARACTER * CITIZENSHIP