The National Junior Honor Society is the nation’s premier organization established to recognize outstanding middle level students. Five main purposes have guided chapters of NJHS from the beginning: to create enthusiasm for scholarship; to stimulate a desire to render service; to promote leadership; to encourage responsible citizenship; and to develop character in the students of secondary schools. NJHS is the middle school path to possible membership in National Honor Society (NHS) in high school.
To be eligible for NJHS, students must have a cumulative GPA of 3.75 or higher through the first three quarters of 7th grade. These students must receive high recommendation scores from at least 3 of their 7th grade teachers.
Mead Middle School’s NJHS members participate in various Mead Middle School activities throughout the year that support the school, students and community. In addition to their Mead Middle School activities, individual members of the club must complete 10 hours of service outside of school, write an essay and create a presentation about what they learned during their service time, and present their service projects at the induction ceremony at the end of the year. Sponsor: Danye Creighton
General NJHS Activities and Schedule: (times and dates to be determined)
- Monthly mandatory meetings.
- Various before and after school activities.
- Movie Night Out.
- Induction ceremony for incoming 7th graders and service project presentation for outgoing 8th graders – April or May.