Last week and the week before students in NHMS and NHHS had a chance to join National Junior Honor Society or National Honor Society. Students are able to see if they qualify and are then given a chance to apply, sharing their interests and accomplishments on their applications. Teachers and staff members provide input on students who have shown the following:
Per national guidelines, at a minimum, students must have a cumulative GPA of 85, B, 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, or equivalent standard of excellence. (Each school chapter is allowed to require a higher cumulative GPA.)
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 club
From when National Honor Society started in 1929 and just 8 years later under the leadership of a principal called Dr. Edward Rynearson, the alpha chapter of his fifth avenue school grew to 1,000 chapters by 1930. The organization developed into one of the country’s leading educational groups. To go and make an account, or just to contact them for questions, go to their website called www.NJHS.com. This website works in all 50 states, and is not just all about honor roll, but is also about your involvement in school activities and community services.
(We got our information from the website above.)