Congratulations to our 2016-17 National Junior Honor Society members inducted in our ceremony on Friday, June 3rd at the student Mass. Students are eligible for NJHS membership in the 7th and 8th grade. There are four core requirements for obtaining admission into and remaining in the
St. Joseph Chapter of the National Junior Honor Society.
Morgan B., Alexandra C., Joaquin D., Kate D., Caitlin D., Laura E., John F., Alexandra G., Kaden H., Luke H., Meagan H., Valerie M., Noah P., Brianna T., Isabella A., Catherine B., Katie E., Camila G., Theresa M., Mia O., Madeleine W., Anna R., and Colin T.
The National Junior Honor Society is a leader among organizations recognizing outstanding students. St. Joseph School has a charter in the National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) that is part of its upper level counterpart, the National Honor Society (NHS). The NJHS is more than just an honor roll. It serves to distinguish those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of Scholarship, Leadership, Service, and Character. These characteristics have been associated with membership in the organization since its beginning in 1921.
Chapter membership not only recognizes students for their accomplishments, but also challenges them to further develop through active involvement in school activities and providing community service.
Candidates eligible to this chapter must be in seventh or eighth grade and must have attended St. Joseph School for the equivalent of one semester. Candidates shall have a minimum cumulative average of 95 in core curriculum subjects. Grades under Social and Work Characteristics must be ME (meets expectations). In the area under Arts and Skills grades must be 3, 2, or 1. These students are then eligible for consideration on the basis of service, leadership and character.
This quality is defined through the voluntary contributions made by a student to the school or community, done without compensation and with a positive, courteous and enthusiastic spirit.
Student leaders are those who are resourceful, good problem solvers, promoters of school activities, idea-contributors, dependable and persons who exemplify positive attitudes about life. Leadership experiences can be drawn from school or community activity while working with or for others.