Junior Honor Society
up to date information for NJHS members and parents ,please
Light is the symbol of truth.
Colors: blue (royal) and white
Flower: the white rose
"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."
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
Students or parents who have questions regarding the selection
process or membership obligations can contact the chapter adviser,
Mrs. Sloan, at email@example.com,
or by phone at (910)602-4046,ext 239.
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