Prairie-Hills Junior High School
National Junior Honor Society
“The National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) Established in 1929
The National Honor Society (NHS) and National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) are the nation's premier organizations established to recognize outstanding high school and middle level students. More than just an honor roll, NHS and NJHS serve to honor those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of Scholarship, Leadership, Service, and Character (and Citizenship for NJHS). These characteristics have been associated with membership in the organization since their beginnings in 1921 and 1929. … Chapter membership not only recognizes students for their accomplishments, but challenges them to develop further through active involvement in school activities and community service.” www.nhs.us
To be eligible for Prairie-Hills National Junior Honor Society students must meet the following requirements:
I. 3.5 Grade Point Average for 3 consecutive quarters
II. Teachers recommendations based on evaluation of students’ Character, Service, Leadership and Citizenship
III. Personal essays by students describing their Character, Service, Leadership and Citizenship
Students who meet these requirements are inducted into Prairie-Hills National Junior Honor Society during a formal induction ceremony held in May. Throughout the year Students elect officers and follow many of “Robert’s Rules of Order” as they conduct their bi-monthly meetings. During the meetings students decide on NJHS activities. These activities include
1. Selecting one major service project which is usually choosing an organization to support.
2. At least two minor service projects, one project outside of school (community, church etc.) and activities during the school day completed throughout the year (assisting teachers, administrators, fellow classmates etc.).
3. Activities that enhance the school year for the members.
Students who are members of Prairie-Hills National Junior Honor Society have the honor of graduating with special recognition; name identified in graduation program, certificate presented during graduation ceremony and gold tassels and honor cords.
Students are encourage to be exemplary leaders and citizens for the Prairie-Hills Junior High community