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NJHS

The National Honor Society (NHS) and National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) are the nation's premier organizations established to recognize outstanding high school and middle level students. More than just an honor roll, NHS and NJHS serve to honor those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of Scholarship, Leadership, Service, and Character (and Citizenship for NJHS). These characteristics have been associated with membership in the organization since their beginnings in 1921 and 1929.

Today, it is estimated that more than one million students participate in activities of the NHS and NJHS. NHS and NJHS chapters are found in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, many U.S. Territories, and Canada. Chapter membership not only recognizes students for their accomplishments, but challenges them to develop further through active involvement in school activities and community service. 

See Mrs. Gates for any questions.
 
Requirements for NJHS membership:
*  3.2 GPA with no D's or F's
*  One complete quarter at Stacey Middle School or completion of 6th grade for all 7th grade applicants
*  Complete one service project each quarter (example: campus clean-up)
*  Submit $6 membership fee at the end of each quarter

For more information, please contact Mrs. Gates or Mrs. Doyle (NJHS advisor)
If you would like even more clarification, please visit the national site for NJHS http://nhs.us.aspx
 
Why Join?
NJHS students enjoy a sense of community and campus membership. Students participate in the NJHS curriculum specific to their grade levels. Sixth graders learn and discuss the habits of good organization and academic planning. Seventh graders discuss and learn about academic integrity and leadership skills. Eighth graders discuss high school placement, college entrance, and the impact of community service on their college applications. All members are formally inducted into NJHS with a formal induction cermony witnessed by family. Graduating 8th graders receive a gold emblem on their diploma, are listed in the graduation program, and receive special honors and a medallion during the graduation ceremony. Membership in NJHS is a stepping stone to membership in NHS (National Honor Society), a high school society that is recognized by colleges world wide. 
 
Important dates:
10-10-17 First Meeting
10-25-17 Campus Clean-up
11-14-17 Service Meeting