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What is NJHS?

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. These characteristics have been associated with membership in the organization since its beginning in 1929.


Today, it is estimated that more than one million students participate in official Honor Society activities. NHS and NJHS chapters are found in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, many U.S. territories, and Canada. Chapter membership not only recognizes students for their accomplishments, but challenges them to develop further through active involvement in school activities and community service.



NJHS History

The National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) officially established NJHS in 1929, eight years after it founded National Honor Society for high school students. Under the leadership of Dr. Edward Rynearson, principal of the Fifth Avenue High School in Pittsburgh, the organization grew from the original Alpha Chapter at the Fifth Avenue School to more than 1,000 chapters by 1930. Equipped with a constitution, an emblem and motto, and a group of dedicated principals as coordinators, the new NJHS organization quickly developed into one of the country's leading educational groups.


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. These purposes also translate into the criteria used for membership selection in each local chapter.





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National Junior Honor Society (NJHS)

NJHS Calendar

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NJHS Canned Food Drive to Support FAM

NJHS Canned Food Drive to Support FAM

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NJHS Beach cleanup

'15-'16 Members

'15-'16 Members

Congratulations on your Acceptance 2015-2-16 members!

Jacqueline Ames
Mitchell Bell
Grace Buchan
Dustin Dickson
Stolie Erickson
Aidan Flynn
Hannah Hillis
Cameron Kadell
Oliviana Kane
Virginia Krug
Zachary Mallgrave
Holly Milner
Regis Pak
Hailey Prather
Jack Proctor
Elizabeth Quinlan
Gabriel Rosselle
Eve Ruedisueli
Luke Sutherland
Ella Villar
Gavin Wilchek
Ashley Bates
Sydney Bettenhauser
Vienna Boyes
Sophia Burick
Sarah Cahill
Paige Campbell
Kayleigh Cassidy
Hana Catsimanes
Serena Chuc
Maxine Davey
Andrew de Koeyer
Carissa Delahooke
Nicole Denney
Matthew Economos
Katie Faris
Christina Farrow
Faith Gilman
Delany Hanning
Sydney Hanning
Kaitlyn Harsey
Jack Hirsh
Kellen Hollibaugh
Madelyn Juncaj
Ryann Leff
Emily Lindquist
Sophie Matossian
Kelly McDonald
Katherine McKernan
Alexis Morgan
Mary Ortiz
Isabella Perez
Danielle Reinicke
Emma Ruby
Isabelle Sachse
Abby Stewart
Alan Swann
Carson Trager
Grace Van Kampen
Cora Walker
Cadyn Zeutenhorst
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2018-2019 Officers

President:  Anna Villar

VP: Kyle Franklin

Secretary: Sophia Ellis

Treasurer: Trevor Novak

Historian: Isabella Tocci

Advisor: Mrs. Peck

2017-2018 Officers

President:  Jack Hagen

VP: Zane Pert

Secretary: Malia Mayo

Treasurer: Sosie Casteel

Historian: Gavin Stay

Advisor: Mrs. Peck

'16-'17 Officers

President:  Ella Villar

VP: Grace Buchan

Secretary: Ginger Krug

Treasurer: Oliviana Kane

Historian: Regis Pak

Advisor: Mrs. Peck

'15-'16 Officers

President: Sophia Burick

VP: Faith Gilman

Secretary: Kelly McDonald

Treasurer: Mitchell Bell

Historian: Delany Hanning

Advisor: Ms. Peck

What if I'm a 6th grader or want to apply next school year?

Do your best to have really strong grades, since these are the first grades that will help you by eligible to apply for NJHS Membership in 7th grade.  


You can also become involved in school and community activities, following all school rules, and be a great role model for other students so that you will have strong teacher recommendations. 


Be sure to record any community service hours (work in which you don't receive some kind of pay) in order to strengthen your Candidate Form next year.


Community Service and Leadership are huge components of NJHS.  Be sure you are well-rounded in both.

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