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National Junior Honor Society

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Timeline for 2014 NJHS New Member Process
  • March 14-
Letters sent to students who qualify for apply based on grades, attendance, and behavior.
  • March 17-
NJHS Informational Assembly for interested students who received a letter.
  • March 31 -
Application Packets due by 3:00pm
  • April 1-11 -
Faculty Council reviews Application Packets.
  • April 25 -
Faculty Council "Decision Letters" are sent home with students.
  • May 12 -
Induction Ceremony for new members

Motto:  Light is the symbol of truth.
Colors:  blue (royal) and white
Flower:  the white rose

Emblem:  "The emblem of this society is the flaming torch.  To bear forward the searching light of truth to lead that others may follow in light, to keep burning in our school a high ambition for the enduring value and to serve--these purposes are symbolized in the torch."

Areas:
Scholarship
Leadership
Citizenship
Service
Character

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The National Junior Honor Society chapter of Holly Shelter Middle School is a duly chartered and affiliated chapter of this prestigious national organization. Membership is open to those students who meet the required standards in five areas of evaluation: scholarship, leadership, service, citizenship, and character. Standards for selection are established by the NJHS national office and have been revised to meet our local chapter needs. Students are selected to be members by a five-member Faculty Council, appointed by the principal, which bestows this honor upon qualified students on behalf of our school each spring.

Students in the second semester of grades six, seven, or eight are eligible for membership. For the scholarship criterion, a student must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or better. Those students who meet this criterion are invited to complete a Student Activity Information Form that provides the Faculty Council with information regarding the candidate's leadership, service, and citizenship. Candidates must demonstrate at least one experience for each of these categories and that experience must be verified by the activity or group leader on the Student Activity Information Form. To evaluate a candidate's character, the Faculty Council reviews school disciplinary records. Candidates may not have a suspension on their discipline record during the school year they are invited to complete a Student Activity Information Form.

The Student Activity Information Forms are carefully reviewed by the Faculty Council to determine membership. A majority vote of the Faculty Council is required for selection. Candidates are notified regarding selection or non-selection.

Following notification, an induction ceremony is held at Holly Shelter to recognize newly selected members. Once inducted, new members are required to maintain the same level of performance in all five criteria that led to their selection. This obligation includes regular attendance at chapter meetings held during the school year and participation in individual and chapter service projects.

Students or parents who have questions regarding the selection process or membership obligations can contact the chapter adviser, Mrs. Sloan, at donna.sloan@nhcs.net, or by phone at (910)602-4046,ext 239.

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In compliance with Federal law, including Section 504 of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act and the provisions of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, New Hanover County Schools administers all state-operated educational programs, employment activities, and admissions without discrimination because of disability, race, religion, national, or ethnic origin, color, age, military service, or gender except where exemption is appropriate and allowed by law.

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