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Some Brief Background 

 
The National Honor Society was organized in 1921 and the National Junior Honor Society in 1929 by the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP)
to “recognize and encourage academic achievement while developing other characteristics essential to citizens in a democracy.”  Over 15,000 NHS and NJHS chapters are active in schools across the United State and the ECMS chapter was chartered on September 26, 2011, by NASSP.  

NJHS membership is selective and open to 7th graders who have a cumulative grade point average of a 3.2 for all their 6th grade classes and Quarters 1, 2 and 3 of their 7th grade year.  Additionally, potential members must meet high standards of leadership, service, citizenship and character.   Evaluation and selection are done by a Faculty Council which considers each candidate’s achievements and behavior during middle school.  Attendance and discipline records are reviewed, and all middle school staff members are invited to comment on each candidate.

Once inducted into NJHS, each member is expected to attend all meetings and to participate in service projects and activities.  Furthermore, each member is expected to maintain high scholastic achievement and to provide exemplary leadership and continuous service to the school and community.  Membership in NJHS is an honor and a responsibility.

Please note:  NJHS membership is NOT a factor in induction into NHS at the high school level.  Do not pursue NJHS membership if that is your motivation.  Also, do not pursue NJHS membership if you are too busy to meet the time commitments, or are otherwise not genuinely interested in service.




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