St. Johns Episcopal School inducted 32 members to its chapter of the National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) April 26. The process to becoming a member begins with an invitation to seventh or eighth grade students who maintained a grade average of 93% or above over the past five trimesters. Students then go through a multi-step application process, including a written essay explaining why they should be in NJHS and how they have demonstrated its five pillars - scholarship, service, leadership, character and citizenship.
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Students are selected in the spring of grade seven based on academic standing, leadership, character, and service through the third marking period. Potential members of NJHS are first identified through their class standing; students whose averages are 92.5 are asked to submit an essay and complete an application that describes their volunteerism efforts. (Please be advised that students enrolled in Pre-Algebra or Algebra in grade 7 will be awarded 0.5 extra points when their grade averages are calculated.) Students are given a due date by which the application packet must be completed.
National Junior Honor Society Application Process - Tuckahoe MS NJHS
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A total of 108 Hickory Creek students in seventh and eighth grade met the criteria to become members. Students were required to complete an application and an essay. Being a good student is only one part of the application process and having a high grade point average does not guarantee membership. 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. A Hickory Creek Middle School Faculty Council assisted in assessing each applicant's leadership and character traits observed in the classroom setting, as well as in extra-curricular activities.