National Junior Honor Society

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The National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) is an international student organization that consists of chapters in middle schools (grades 6-9). The NJHS was founded 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] To be considered for the honor of membership applicants must reach the five standards which include leadership, citizenship, character, service, and scholarship.


Each chapter sets its own membership selection criteria. Generally, the selection is based on six of these: citizenship, service, leadership, scholarship, behavior, and character. The selection will be judged by the teacher which reviews the application and confirms that the applicant is achieving at an exceptional level. Common requirements include maintaining a high-grade point average (the national minimum is a 3.5 or all A's and one B) and becoming good citizens (by participating in service projects). The NJHS requires some sort of school service to the community, school, or other organization. The projects help students to meet the required monthly service hours of 1.5 hours. Some Chapters have officers, which lead the chapter as a whole, and are selected by their peers. [2]


  1. ^ "National Junior Honor Society - About Us". Archived from the original on 27 July 2014. Retrieved 24 September 2014.
  2. ^ "National Junior Honor Society - Become a Student Member". Archived from the original on 27 July 2014. Retrieved 24 September 2014.

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