• National Junior Honor Society

    Advisor: Ms. Cara Smith

    Contact: csmith@obenschools.org

    Grade Levels: 7-9

    Meeting Times: Last Thursday of each month 2:30 pm

    Location: Cafeteria

    Description: NJHS is a national organization which recognizes excellence in the middle level school student. Students must have an 87.5 average to receive invitation and forms. Students must show excellence in academics, citizenship, service, leadership and character to be selected. Members must attend monthly meetings, participate in the service project and the induction ceremony.


    Eligibility Requirements:

    • Candidates must be in seventh, eighth or ninth grade (second semester seventh graders are eligible).  Candidates must have been in attendance at the school the equivalent of at least one semester.
    • Candidates must have a cumulative scholastic average of at least 87.5%.  
    • Candidates will be evaluted on the pillars of Leadership, Citizenship, Character & Service. (see below). 
    • Students not accepted in seventh grade may re-apply in both eighth and ninth grade as long as grade requirements are maintained. 


    Selection Criteria:

    1. Leadership
      1. The Leadership criterion is considered highly important for membership selection. Leadership may be interpreted in terms of the number of offices a student has held in school or community organizations, although leadership also exists outside elected positions, including effective participation in other co-curricular activities offered on or off campus.  One to four leadership positions are recommended.  Supervisor name/phone number required.
    2. Citizenship
      1. The student who demonstrates citizenship understands the importance of civic       involvement, has a high regard for freedom, justice, and respect of the American       form of government (representative democracy).  A student demonstrates mature        participation and responsibility through involvement with such activities as scouting,    community organizations and school clubs.  Several activities in school and in the      community are recommended.  Supervisor name/phone number required.

        Please see the Activity Form Worksheet below (this is not an application)

    3.  Character  
      1. Character is probably the most difficult criterion to define.  Both positive as well as the negative aspects of character are considered.  Faculty members will be asked to evaluate students’ character in class.
    4. Service 
      1. Service is generally considered to be those actions undertaken by the student,           which are done with or on behalf of others without any direct financial or material         compensation to the individual performing the service.  In considering service, the       contributions this candidate has made to the school, classmates and community           as well as the student’s attitude toward service can be reviewed.  There is no set         amount of hours, but proof of hours must be provided (signed letter, certificate,       etc.).



    Acceptance Criteria:

    • Coming soon!


    Application Availbility:  By invitation only 


    Application Deadline: TBA


    Induction Ceremony: Thursday, April 30, 2020 @ 7:30 pm


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