Founded in 1929, NJHS is a national organization that recognizes and encourages academic achievement. "The National Junior Honor Society is the nation's premier organization established to recognize outstanding middle level students. More than just an honor roll, NJHS serves to honor those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of scholarship, service, leadership, character, and citizenship."
The Five Pillars: 1. Scholarship: Students must maintain a 3.5 cumulative grade point average or higher.
2. Service: This quality is defined through the voluntary contributions made by students to their school or community, done without compensation, and with a positive, courteous, and enthusiastic spirit.
3. Leadership: Student leaders are those who are resourceful, good problem solvers, promoters of school activities, idea-contributors, dependable, and persons who exemplify positive attitudes about life. Leadership experiences can be drawn from school or community activities while working with or for others.
4. Character: The student of good character upholds principles of morality and ethics, is cooperative, demonstrates high standards of honesty and reliability, shows courtesy, concern, and respect for others, and generally maintains a good and clean lifestyle.
5. Citizenship: The student who demonstrates citizenship understands the importance of civic involvement, has a high regard for freedom, justice, and democracy, and demonstrates mature participation and responsibility through involvement with such activities as scouting, community organizations, and school clubs.
NJHS Motto: Light is the symbol of truth.
NJHS Colors: Royal Blue and White
NJHS Flower: White rose
NJHS Emblem: The emblem is a flaming torch. "To bear forward the searching light of truth to lead that others may follow in light, to keep burning in our school a high ambition for the enduring value and to serve--these purpose are symbolized in the torch."
*Quotes and information on this page are from the national NJHS website at www.njhs.us