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  • 🌟 Welcome to the Fellowship of Excellence! 🌟

     

    Are you a student who embodies the highest standards of scholarship, leadership, service, and character? If so, then the National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) is the perfect platform for you to shine brightly and make a positive impact within your school and community.

     

    Imagine being part of an elite group of students dedicated to upholding the pillars of academic excellence, leadership development, and community service. Whether you excel in the classroom, demonstrate exemplary leadership qualities, or have a passion for serving others, NJHS is your opportunity to showcase your talents and make a difference.

     

    Join us as we embark on a journey of personal growth, camaraderie, and meaningful service projects. From organizing volunteer initiatives to mentoring fellow students, there are countless ways to contribute and leave a lasting legacy when you're part of our esteemed organization.

     

    But the rewards don't stop there! As a member of NJHS, you'll have access to exclusive opportunities for recognition, scholarships, and leadership development programs. It's not just about achieving academic success; it's about honing your skills, cultivating empathy, and becoming a well-rounded leader poised for success in all aspects of life.

     

    So, if you're ready to embrace the principles of scholarship, leadership, service, and character, come and join us at the National Junior Honor Society. Together, let's inspire greatness, foster a culture of excellence, and make a positive impact that echoes far beyond the walls of our school!

  • About

    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.

    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.