National Junior Honor Society

The National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) is the nation's premier organization established to recognize outstanding middle level students. More than just an honor roll, NJHS serves to honor those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of scholarship, leadership, service, citizenship, and character.

Five main purposes have guided chapters of NJHS from the beginning: to create enthusiasm for scholarship; to stimulate a desire to render service; to promote leadership; to encourage responsible citizenship; and to develop character in the students of secondary schools.

*This information was taken from the National Junior Honor Society.

Awty Membership Requirements

To be invited to apply, students must have a cumulative 90% average in their core courses, or the French Program equivalent, while a student at Awty in 6th - 9th grades. The scholarship requirement is set by the National Council.

At the end of the second term of each year, students in 7th, 8th, or 9th grade who qualify for induction into NJHS based on grades will receive a letter of application. A faculty committee will convene to review the submitted applications and make the final decision on the students to be inducted. The students who pass the faculty review will receive an acceptance letter and invitation to the honors ceremony.

Students who were inducted into NJHS in their previous schools are welcome to transfer membership to the Awty chapter. Please contact the faculty sponsor for more information.

NJHS members are expected to remain students in good standing, and must continue to demonstrate the qualities of scholarship, leadership, service, citizenship, and character. Students are asked to perform at least one individual and one group service project per school year.