National Junior Honor Society - Crittenden Middle School Chapter
What is NJHS?
The National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) is one of the nation’s premier organizations established to recognize outstanding students. More than just an honor roll, NJHS serves to honor those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of Scholarship, Leadership, Service, Character, and Citizenship. Chapter membership not only recognizes students for their accomplishments, but challenges them to develop further through active involvement in school activities and community service.
Through NJHS chapter service activities, members maintain and extend the qualities that won them selection. Membership is thus both an honor and a commitment. NJHS membership is often regarded as a valid indicator that a student will succeed in life and particularly in studies at the postsecondary level. The NJHS member has already exhibited academic achievement, leadership, honorable and admirable character, citizenship, and service that demonstrates that the member is willing to use his or her talents for the improvement of society.
Selection of Members
- The selection of members to the Crittenden chapter of NJHS shall be by a majority vote of the Faculty Council, comprised of five faculty members appointed by the Principal. The chapter advisor is the sixth, nonvoting member of the Faculty Council.
- The selection of members shall be held once a year during the second trimester of the school year.
- The following is the Crittenden Chapter's selection process for new members:
- All 7th and 8th grade students' academic records shall be reviewed to determine scholastic eligibility.
- Students who are eligible shall be notified and invited to complete an application packet consisting of the NJHS Response Form (application)., two letters of recommendation, a copy of the candidate's recent grades, and two essays.
- The Faculty Council shall review each application packet using the NJHS Faculty Evaluation form to determine those who fully meet the selection criteria for membership, based on the the student's excellence in the areas of scholarship, leadership, service, citizenship, and character.
- The list of students who meet the criteria is reviewed by the principal before they and their families are notified.
- Any non-selected candidates may submit an appeal to the principal in writing within 10 school days of notice of non-selection. The principal will review the the process followed by the Faculty Council and decide whether to uphold, or overturn the decision of the Faculty Council.
For more information, contact our faculty advisor, Liz Mogin (firstname.lastname@example.org). Ms. Mogin also has a webpage on her teacher website dedicated to NJHS.