The National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) now has a Heritage chapter at our school! On September 25, 2018, the first 20 students were inducted into the NJHS in a ceremony on the campus of Heritage Glendale.
The NJHS was founded in 1929, eight years after the founding of the National Honor Society for high school students. The society is based on five pillars, and its purpose is to promote the following:
Per national guidelines, Heritage students must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or higher.
This involves voluntary contributions made by a student to the school or community, done without compensation.
The student of good character is cooperative; demonstrates high standards of honesty and reliability; shows courtesy, concern, and respect for others; and generally maintains a clean disciplinary record.
The student who demonstrates citizenship understands the importance of civic engagement; has a high regard for freedom and justice; respects the U.S. form of government; respects the law for all citizens at the local, state, and federal levels; and demonstrates mature participation and responsibility in activities such as scouting, community organizations, or school clubs.
Student leaders are those who are resourceful, good problem solvers, and idea contributors. Leadership experiences can be drawn from school or community activities while working with or for others.
Membership in the NJHS is open to students in the second semester of the 6th grade or members of the 7th or 8th grade classes who meet the scholarship requirements. Those students will then have an opportunity to complete a form detailing their accomplishments in and commitment to service, leadership, character, and citizenship.
Amongst the benefits of being a NJHS member are seminars on college admission and financial aid planning, preparing for college, leadership development, and community service idea starters.
Parents with questions can contact the chapter advisor by calling the school office.