National Junior Honor Society

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The National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) is an international organization that consists of chapters in middle schools (grades 6-8). The NJHS was founded in 1929 by the National Association of Secondary School Principals, and today has chapters in the United States, Puerto Rico, other U.S. Territories, and Canada.[1]


Each chapter sets its own membership selection criteria. Generally, selection is based on five criteria: citizenship, service, leadership, scholarship and character. Common requirement include maintaining a high grade point average (the national minimum is a 3.0) and becoming good citizens (by participating in service projects). The NJHS requires some sort of school service to the community, school, or other organizations. The projects help students meet the required service hour total monthly.[2]


  1. ^ "National Junior Honor Society - About Us". Retrieved 24 September 2014. 
  2. ^ "National Junior Honor Society - Become a Student Member". Retrieved 24 September 2014. 

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