National Junior Honor Society


The National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) is the nation’s premier organization established to recognize outstanding middle school students. More than just an honor roll, NJHS serves to honor those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of Scholarship, Leadership, Service, Character, and Citizenship. Chapter membership recognizes students for their accomplishments and challenges them to develop further through active involvement in school activities and community service.

Requirements for Admission

Students must be in 7th or 8th grade or the second semester of 6th grade and have a minimum unweighted GPA of 3.5. Students with a history of the discipline, level 3 or 4 from grades 6-8, will not be considered.

Student leaders 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 activities while working with or for others.

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. Members must complete a minimum of 15 hours of community service hours annually, 5 of which must be done within school.

Candidates must demonstrate an understanding of the importance of civic involvement, have high regard for freedom, justice, and respect for the American form of government, and demonstrate mature participation and responsibility through involvement in school clubs and community organizations.

A student with character must demonstrate the following six qualities: respect, responsibility, trustworthiness, fairness, caring, and citizenship. Candidates will be selected on their ability to demonstrate and uphold these standards. The student of good character upholds principles of morality and ethics, is cooperative, demonstrates high standards of honesty and reliability, shows courtesy, concern, and respect for others, and maintains a good and healthy lifestyle.

WSMS Committee Members

Mrs. Melendez
Mrs. Nesbitt
Mrs. Williams
Mrs. Martin

Important Links/Documents

Water Spring Middle School NJHS Bylaws
NJHS Community Service Form