National Junior Honor Society


National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) Requirements – Revised 2/22
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8th Grade students at Winman Middle School and Veterans’ Memorial Middle School are eligible for NJHS if they meet the following criteria:  Students maintain honor roll grades/a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 throughout grade 6, 7, and through semester 1  (quarter 1 and 2) of 8th grade year.  Maintaining honor roll grades means receiving a B- or better in every class for a final grade.  No failing grades are permitted.  No final grades below a B- are permitted.


**current 7th and 8th grade students in the 2021-23 school years will go by the original requirements, which track scores in grade 7-8.


When first semester of grade 8 ends, all students who qualify – according to the academic standards above – will be invited to apply for membership into the NJHS and will be judged according to the four pillars of the NJHS:


ServiceThis involves voluntary contributions made by a student to the school or community, done without     compensation.  Students will be asked to document a minimum of ten hours of community service.


Leadership:  Student leaders are resourceful, good problem solvers, and idea contributors. Leadership experiences can be drawn from school or community activities while working with or for others.


Character:  The student of good character is cooperative; demonstrates high standards of honesty and reliability; shows courtesy, concern, and respect for others; and generally maintains a clean disciplinary record. 


Citizenship:  The student who demonstrates citizenship understands the importance of civic engagement; has a high regard for freedom and justice; respects democracy; respects the law for all citizens at the local, state, and federal levels; and demonstrates mature participation and responsibility in activities such as scouting, community organizations, or school clubs/activities.


Students will be asked to complete an application that includes an essay written to one of a number of predetermined prompts that they may choose from.  Documentation of community service will be submitted at the same time as the application.  When students submit applications, they agree to have their candidacy reviewed by a committee of teachers and administrators.  


Final decisions for the 2022  Honors Night will be based upon the successful completion of all of these requirements.  At the end of semester 1 (quarter 2), the academically qualifying students will meet with the Principal and Social Arts Coordinator to review and share the materials needed for them to apply.  In the past, students have been eliminated from consideration of the honor society for unfinished or late materials.  No late applications will be accepted. This is a hard date, and – if missed – students will be excluded.