• Membership is based on the five pillars of NJHS:

    The student who achieves scholarship:

    • Is a sixth, seventh, or eighth grader who has proven himself academically by maintaining scores of 85 or above for each marking period in every class. 

    The student who serves:

    • Is willing to uphold scholarship and maintain a loyal school attitude
    • Participates in some outside activity: Girl Scouts; Boy Scouts; church groups; volunteer services for the aged, poor, or disadvantaged; family duties
    • Volunteers dependable and well-organized assistance is gladly available and is willing to sacrifice to offer assistance
    • Works well with others and is willing to take on difficult or inconspicuous responsibilities
    • Cheerfully and enthusiastically renders any requested service to the school
    • Is willing to represent the class or school in inter-class and inter-scholastic competition
    • Does committee and staff work without complaint
    • Shows courtesy by assisting visitors, teachers, and students

    The student who exercises leadership:

    • Is resourceful in proposing new problems, applying moral and ethical principles, and making appropriate suggestions
    • Demonstrates leadership in promoting school activities
    • Exercises influence on peers in upholding school ideals
    • Contributes ideas that improve the civic life of the school
    • Is able to delegate responsibilities
    • Exemplifies a positive attitude
    • Inspires positive behavior in others
    • Demonstrates academic initiative
    • Successfully holds school offices or positions of responsibility
    • Conducts business efficiently and effectively and is reliable and dependable without prompting
    • Demonstrates leadership in the classroom and in school activities
    • Is thoroughly dependable in any responsibility accepted

    The student of character:

    • Takes criticism willingly and accepts recommendations graciously
    • Constantly exemplifies desirable qualities of personality (cheerfulness, friendliness, poise, stability)
    • Upholds principles of morality and ethics
    • Cooperates by complying with school regulations concerning property, programs, offices, halls, etc.
    • Demonstrates the highest standards of honesty and reliability
    • Shows courtesy, concern, and respect for others
    • Observes instructions and rules and practices punctuality and faithfulness both inside and outside of the classroom
    • Has powers of concentration and sustained attention as shown by perseverance and application to studies
    • Manifests truthfulness in acknowledging obedience to rules, avoiding cheating and plagiarism, and showing unwillingness to profit from the mistakes of others

    The student who demonstrates citizenship:

    • Understands the importance of civic involvement
    • Has high regard for freedom and justice and respects the American form of government
    • Demonstrates mature participation and responsibility through involvement with such activities as scouting, community organizations, and school clubs


    Former membership and/or position held in the NEHS does NOT guarantee membership in the National Junior Honor Society. 

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