National Junior Honor Society (NJHS)

Selection Criteria

Membership in the National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) is one of the highest honors that can be awarded to a middle school student! The Ida B. Wells MS chapter will work hard to bring the accomplishments of outstanding students to the attention of parents, teachers, peers, and the community.

The selection criteria for the National Junior Honor Society are based on the pillars of Scholarship, Leadership, Service, Citizenship, and Character. After Term 2 report cards have been distributed, students in the 7th and 8th grades will be invited to apply for membership in the NJHS if they fulfill the following requirements: 

    • GPA requirement of a 3.0 or better for the current school year
    • Excellent record of behavior in and outside of school


Selection and Requirements

NJHS 2024 

Every student who is selected to be a member of the NJHS, and accepts, will be expected to attend all meetings, and maintain the standards of the NJHS. NJHS members are expected to participate in a certain number of service activities next school year.

The following indicators of the five pillars serve as a framework for selection:

  1. Scholarship 

    • Maintain a GPA of 3.0 or higher through the remainder of the school year
  1. Leadership 

    • Successfully holding school offices or positions of responsibility 
    • Leading in the classroom, at work, in sports, and in other school or community activities 
  1. Service 

    • Participating in some service or charitable activity outside of school 
    • Mentoring people in the community or students at other schools 
    • Helping with any request made by staff to help support our school community 
    • Volunteering to provide assistance whenever needed
  1. Citizenship 

    • Understanding the importance of civic involvement 
    •  Having a high regard for freedom, justice, and democracy 
    • Involvement with such activities as Scouting, community organizations, and school clubs 
  1. Character 

    • Upholding our core values of Love, Grow and Serve
    • Complying with school rules
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