Welcome to the Nitschmann Nation National Junior Honor Society Home Page. Here you will find a lot of useful information that explains the National Junior Honor Society, requirements of candidates and members, important dates, and printable forms and anything else related to the honor society.

What is National Junior Honor Society?

The National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) are the nation's premier organizations established to recognize outstanding high school and middle level students. More than just an honor roll, NJHS serve to honor those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of Scholarship, Leadership, Service, Character, and Citizenship. These characteristics have been associated with membership in the organization since their beginnings in 1929.

Today, it is estimated that more than one million students participate in activities of the NHS (High School) and NJHS (Middle School). 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.

(Taken from www.nhs.us. Accessed 1/27/15)

Official Website for National Junior Honor Society

Who is eligible for this high honor at Nitschmann Middle School:

The minimum requirements for admission are:
  • The student must possess the characteristics of a National Junior Honor Society member: Scholarship, Leadership, Service, Character, and Citizenship and be able to demonstrate this on their application
  • A minimum GPA of 3.75 in all first and second marking periods in 7th grade
  • Involvement in at least one school-sponsored club, sport, or organization
  • Involvement in at least one out-of-school activity (scouts, sports, club, youth group, etc.)
  • Service project
  • Demonstration of leadership
  • Teacher and community recommendations
  • Essay

If you are chosen for induction, you will be expected to:

  • Maintain a minimum GPA of 3.75
  • Participate in all meetings: typically once a month and usually before and after school to accommodate various activities
  • Complete 10 hours of community service over the summer and 6 hours during the school year (this is on your own time)
  • Participate in the NJHS service project (minimum of one per year)
  • Demonstrate leadership, character, and good citizenship at Nitschmann Middle School (based on the 5 pillars as stated above)

If you have any questions, please email on the advisors below:

Michelle Wallach and Angela Lanzetta



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