Students in grades 6, 7, and 8 must maintain an academic average of 95 in all subject areas by the end of the second marking period. Students who meet this criteria will be required to give information on their performance as citizens of their school and their community in order to gain acceptance into the National Junior Honor Society (NJHS). Students must maintain their 95 averages to remain in the NJHS.
Qualities of an NJHS Member:
Members must be advanced in their schoolwork, maintaining a 95 cumulative average in all major
Members must be active in their community. They must assist at fundraisers, volunteer their time to functions in the town, and be willing to give their services to their community and set a good example.
Members must be leaders amongst their peers. They need to be able to handle conflicts that may hinder the group's performance. They have to set an example in their school and be a captain and leader. This keeps everyone on track and focused on their tasks.
Members must have excellent character and need to be role models. They must always carry themselves well and model good behavior for younger and fellow students. The members should demonstrate sound judgment.
Members must be proud members of their school and town. They need to be willing to do anything they can as and NJHS member to try and make it better. They need to have a strong sense of pride in themselves for their school accomplishments and the town that they live in.
The emblem of this Society is the flaming torch. The flaming torch is symbolical of our purpose to bear forward the searching light of truth, to lead that others may follow in the light, to keep burning in our school a high ambition for the enduring values of life, and to serve with unselfish loyalty to truth and honor.