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National Jr. Honor Society

The National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) is an organization that promotes the values of scholarship, service, leadership, character, and citizenship in middle school students. It was founded in 1928 by the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP).

NJHS has chapters in all 50 U.S. states and schools around the world, engaging over 1 million students annually. On average each chapter contributes 650 hours of community service, $1,000 in charitable donations, 500 pounds of food donations, and 375 pints of blood donations per year.

Membership provides students access to leadership conferences, college readiness resources, and opportunities like the NJHS Outstanding Achievement Award of a $500 college savings account for exceptional members.

Program Advisors
Monica Montgomery,
Justin Nunn,
Latosha Mackins,
Lasaundra Blakely,
Joy Rodgers,
Chad Battle,



All students interested in membership must be enrolled at a school with an active NJHS chapter and must have completed the equivalent of one semester of enrollment.

Chapters may consider students in grades 6–9 for membership. The chapter’s bylaws and published selection procedure description should outline which of these eligible grade levels will be considered for membership in the chapter and when.

(Sixth graders must be in their second semester of sixth grade for consideration. Ninth grade students are only eligible membership in NJHS if they attend a middle level school that has an active NJHS chapter. Ninth grade students in a traditional 9-12 high school are not eligible for NJHS membership.)