Welcome to the Walsh Intermediate School Chapter of the National Junior Honor Society. Here you will find information that explains the NJHS, its requirements for candidates, members, and other important information.

Candidate Invitation Forms 
Students in the third trimester of 7th grade who meet the Scholarship criterion will receive an invitation and information packet at a meeting.  The student must then fill out the candidate information packet, complete an essay, and submit teacher recommendation forms completely and return it to Mrs. Grattan by the due date provided.  The submitted information will be reviewed by the five member Faculty Counsel and unanimous decision will be made determining eligibility into the Society.

Selection Criteria & Membership in NJHS

The NHS/NJHS chapter establishes rules for membership that are based upon a student's outstanding performance in the areas of scholarship, service, leadership, citizenship, and character. These five criteria for selection form the foundation upon which the organization and its activities are built.

Scholarship: Students who have a cumulative grade point average of 4.0.  GPA will be calculated based upon the three trimesters of 6th grade and first two trimesters of 7th grade

Service:  This quality is defined through the voluntary and diverse contributions made by a student to the school or community, done without compensation and with a positive, courteous, and enthusiastic spirit.   Candidates must provide several examples of their service to the community and school in their information packet and/or essay. Students are strongly encouraged to participate and document 10 hours of community service prior to their third trimester of 7th grade.

Leadership:  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.   Candidates must also provide examples of leadership in the community and/or at school in their information packet and/or essay.

Character:  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 generally maintains a good and clean lifestyle. The student obeys the behavioral expectations as presented in the Walsh Intermediate School handbook.  

Citizenship: The student understands the importance of civic involvement, has a high regard for freedom, justice, and respect of the American form of government. The  student demonstrates mature participation and responsibility through involvement with such activities as; scouting, community organizations, and school clubs.  Students must provide examples of citizenship experiences in their information packet and/or essay.

Understand the Obligations of NJHS Membership
NJHS is more than just an honor society. In addition to sustaining the qualities that earn you your membership, as an NJHS member you'll attend society meetings, perform service projects that benefit your school and communities, and fulfill any other responsibilities as required by your local chapter bylaws.

Walsh Intermediate School NJHS Commitments

  1. Uphold great Scholarship,Character, Leadership, Service, and Citizenship.

  2. Attend all Mandatory Meetings. 

  3. Attend NJHS field trips.

  4. Complete service projects with the club.

  5. Take on leadership roles when needed.

  6. Be an active participant.

  7. Demonstrate the Core 4 in and out of school.

Common Questions and Answers about NJHS

What is National Junior Honor Society?
The National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) and National Honor Society (NHS) are the nation's premier organizations established to recognize outstanding high school and middle level students. More than just an honor roll, NJHS serve to honor those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of Scholarship, Leadership, Service, Character, and Citizenship. These characteristics have been associated with membership in the organization since their beginnings in 1929.
Today, it is estimated that more than one million students participate in activities of the NHS (High School) and NJHS (Middle School). NHS and NJHS chapters are found in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, many U.S. Territories, and Canada. Chapter membership not only recognizes students for their accomplishments, but challenges them to develop further through active involvement in school activities and community service.

How do I become a member?
To become a member of NJHS, you must be selected as a candidate by your chapter's Faculty Council. Students who meet a cumulative GPA requirement of 4.0 will then be considered for membership on the basis of service, leadership, citizenship and character. You will be asked to complete a Candidate Information Packet distributed by the Walsh Intermediate NJHS Advisors.  Membership is determined by a majority vote of the five member Faculty Council after careful review of the candidate information packet.

Will I be notified if I am selected?
Yes. A letter will be sent home.

Will I be notified if I am not selected?
Yes. A letter will be sent home.

If I was a NJHS member in the Middle School does that automatically make me a NHS member in High School?
No. NHS and NJHS are separate entities with different requirements for membership.
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