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National Junior Honor Society

National Junior Honor Society

The Junior National Honor Society is an invitation only club.

If you have questions regarding NJHS please contact Ms. Carpenter.

KCarpenter@spsd.us

732-723-2200 Ext. 6006
 
Description
The National Junior Honors Society (NJHS) is a national organization dedicated to recognizing outstanding students in the seventh and eighth grades. Students selected for membership display scholarship, citizenship, leadership, service, and character. Our members are active, involved students dedicated to bettering their community and the world around them. The NJHS volunteers at many local events throughout the school year as well as fundraising for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Ronald McDonald House, Friends of Kids with Cancer, and many other causes.

Student Quote
“NJHS has fundraisers that help benefit our community, other foundations, as well as ourselves. It allows us to communicate with our peers and work together on projects.” “The NJHS helps raise money for charities, teaches leadership, and lets kids gain more responsibility by helping decide what fundraisers to do.”

Criteria for Membership
Any 7th or 8th grade student with a 3.75 GPA will receive a letter inviting them to submit his or her information for consideration at the beginning of each school year. All information packets will be reviewed by a faculty committee; students who qualify will be offered membership. Students must maintain a 3.5 GPA and continue to demonstrate behaviors suited to membership in the NJHS.

Involvement Expectation
NJHS members are expected to attend monthly meetings and NJHS board members will attend weekly meetings. Each member must be involved in one our programs including fundraising, community service, collection programs, and advertising. In addition, students must maintain a 3.5 GPA and continue to display the traits of character and leadership which earned them membership.

Advisor Biography
Ms. Carpenter is the advisor for the National Junior Honor Society at Memorial Middle School. She graduated from Rutgers University with a Master’s in English Education and has been teaching in Spotswood since 2011. The courses she teaches are 7th grade Language Arts Literacy and Public Speaking. Ms. Carpenter strives to be involved in many aspects of student life at Memorial including the News Program and the Principal’s Advisory Committee.