Membership in the National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) is one of the highest honors that can be awarded to a middle or high school student. Our chapter has worked hard to bring the accomplishments of outstanding students to the attention of parents, teachers, peers, and the community. Our chapter strives to give practical meaning to the Society’s standards of scholarship, service, leadership, character, and citizenship. These five ideals are considered as the basis for selection. No student is inducted simply because of high academic average. The Shirley Ison-Newsome Chapter of the National Junior Honor Society will recognize the total student—one who excels in all areas as outlined in our campus core standards. 

    The standards used for selection are:

    Current 7th, 8th, and 9th grade students 

    Scholarship: 90% cumulative average for 4 consecutive six weeks of the current school year.

    Leadership, service, character, and citizenship: as demonstrated by activities and teacher evaluations

    Membership, however, is more than an honor. It is an ongoing responsibility and an obligation to continue to demonstrate those outstanding qualities that result in a student’s selection. Membership also carries a responsibility to the chapter. If our NJHS chapter is to be effective and meaningful, each member must become involved.

    NJHS members are required to pay annual membersip dues ($20), complete 15 community service hours per semester, participate in chapter service projects, attend bi-weekly scheduled meetings, and consistently maintain the cumulative 90% gpa.