National Jr. Honor Society

National Jr. Honor Society Eligibility Requirements

Students in grades 6–9 who meet the requirements for membership outlined by their school’s chapter are eligible to be invited for membership.
Students must be in their second semester of sixth grade for consideration.  NMS selects students in the fall of their 7th and 8th grade year.  Ninth grade students are only eligible for inclusion in NJHS if they attend a middle level school. Ninth grade students in a traditional 9-12 high school are not eligible for NJHS membership.
Each chapters qualifications for membership are based on the five pillars of NJHS:


Per national guidelines, at a minimum, students must have a cumulative GPA of 85, B, 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, or equivalent standard of excellence. (Each school chapter is allowed to require a higher cumulative GPA.)


This involves voluntary contributions made by a student to the school or community, done without compensation.


Student leaders are those who are resourceful, good problem solvers, and idea contributors. Leadership experiences can be drawn from school or community activities while working with or for others.


The student of good character is cooperative; demonstrates high standards of honesty and reliability; shows courtesy, concern, and respect for others; and generally maintains a clean disciplinary record.


The student who demonstrates citizenship understands the importance of civic engagement; has a high regard for freedom and justice; respects the U.S. form of government; respects the law for all citizens at the local, state, and federal levels; and demonstrates mature participation and responsibility in activities such as scouting, community organizations, or school clubs.


  • Students who meet the scholarship requirement and have been recommended by their teachers will have an opportunity to complete a form detailing their accomplishments in and commitment to service, leadership, character, and citizenship. Forms are expected to be completed by the student and must be turned in by the deadline given by the adviser to even be considered.
  • An NJHS committee within the school building composed of teachers and administrators will review applicant forms, individually score them and collaborate to make final decisions on new members based on scores and discussion amongst the committee.  All membership decisions are based on the 5 pillars of NJHS.
  • Students who were not accepted will receive a letter of notification and encouragement for the next year. Students who are accepted will receive a congratulations letter and invitation to the NJHS induction ceremony.
Understanding the Obligations of Membership

Students who accept membership and are inducted into the chapter should be aware of the time and commitment involved with this honor. For example, there will be chapter meetings. The chapter bylaws should articulate the yearly meeting schedule and member attendance obligations. Members also must participate in chapter and individual service projects to benefit the school and community.


1ST YEAR MEMBERS, Inducted Fall 2018
7th Grade: Aubri Blenman, Lauren Bull, Elaine Chen, Gavin Culver, Madison Christensen, Lillyann Cook, Olivia DeJohn, Jaxon duChemin, Madelyn Garbrecht, Sophia Hathaway, Mia Janke, Elsha Jibson, Sydnee Kirk, Josiah Long, Mathew Miedema, Maria Riddering

8th Grade: Alexandria Bruwer, Bryce Decker, Addyson Gorby, Bryce Grugett, McKade Hurrle, Lyda Lathrop, Emma Mortensen, Olivia Sinkler

2ND YEAR MEMBERS, Inducted Fall 2017
8th GradeSarah Andrews, Sofia Briggs, Grant Harkness, Iris Herrera, Connelly Hefferan Nordlund, Grace Painter, McCaiden Rienstra, Nicholas Ruehmeier, Emma Youmans, Libby Young