• National Junior Honor Society Guidelines



    The student who achieves scholarship:

    · Has a GPA of 3.75 or higher


    The student who exercises leadership:

    · Is resourceful in proposing new problems, applying principles, and making suggestions

    · Demonstrates leadership in promoting school activities

    · Exercises influence on peers in upholding school ideals

    · Contributes ideas that improve the civic life of the school

    · Is able to delegate responsibilities

    · Exemplifies positive attitudes

    · Inspires positive behavior in others

    · Demonstrates academic initiative

    · Successfully holds school offices or positions of responsibility, conducts business efficiently and effectively, and is reliable and dependable without prodding.

    · Demonstrates leadership in the classroom and in school activities

    · Is thoroughly dependable in any responsibility accepted


    The student who serves:

    · Is willing to uphold scholarship and maintain a loyal school attitude

    · Participates in some outside activity: Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, church groups, volunteer services for the aged, poor, or disadvantaged, family duties

    · Volunteers dependable and well-organized assistance, is gladly available, and is willing to sacrifice to offer assistance

    · Works well with others and is willing to take on difficult or inconspicuous responsibilities

    · Cheerfully and enthusiastically renders any requested service to the school

    · Is willing to represent the class or school in inter-class and inter-scholastic competition

    · Does committee and staff work uncomplainingly

    · Shows courtesy by assisting visitors, teachers, and students


    The student of character:

    · Takes criticism willingly and accepts recommendations graciously

    · Constantly exemplifies desirable qualities of personality (cheerfulness, friendliness, poise, stability)

    · Upholds principles of morality and ethics

    · Cooperates by complying with school regulations concerning property, programs, office, halls, etc.

    · Demonstrates the highest standards of honesty and reliability

    · Shows courtesy, concern, and respect for others

    · Observes instructions and rules, punctuality, and faithfulness both inside and outside of the classroom

    · Has powers of concentration and sustained attention as shown by perseverance and application to studies

    · Manifests truthfulness in acknowledging obedience to rules, avoiding cheating in written work, and showing unwillingness to profit by the mistakes of others

    · Actively helps to rid the school of bad influences or environment


    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

    · Demonstrates mature participation and responsibility through involvement with such activities as scouting, community organization, and school clubs.CLick

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