National Junior Honor Society

Samantha Obregon, School News Writer

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National Junior Honor Society is the nation’s premier organization that is designed to recognize superlative middle-level students. National Junior Honor Society or NJHS is not just recognizing students who make the honor roll. It honors students who have shown excellence in scholarship, service, leadership, character, and citizenship. NJHS is important because it gives students the opportunity to create new habits and standards for success in high school, college, and a career.

National Junior Honor Society is for grades 6-9, but students have to be in their second semester of the sixth grade for consideration. Ninth grade students are only permitted if they attend a middle-level school. The requirements to be a member of NJHS is first of all to have strong grades. The second requirement is leadership, the student must show leadership in the classroom. The third requirement is service, fourth is character, as in constantly show the qualities of personality (cheerfulness, friendliness, neatness, poise, and stability). Lastly, they must show citizenship. National Junior Honors Society is a very important and beneficial program for students in middle and high school.