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The National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) was established in 1929 and is the nation's premier organization established to recognize outstanding middle level students. More than just an honor roll, NJHS serves to recognize those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of Scholarship, Leadership, Service, Character, and Citizenship.


Greenspun JHS NJHS Sponsors: 
Kara Matthews


Who is eligible for membership in the NJHS at Greenspun Junior High?
Students in 6th or 7th grade who have maintained a cumulative GPA of 3.0 and have followed the Greenspun Junior High School tenets of respect, responsibility and readiness are eligible to apply. The application requires students to complete a self nomination form, and also provide a teacher recommendation.  All students who are accepted into the NJHS will maintain excellence in the areas of Scholarship, Leadership, Citizenship, Service & Character.

Who chooses inductees into the NJHS at Greenspun Junior High School?
After students fill out and return the required forms, their qualifications will be reviewed by the members of Greenspun’s NJHS committee. The committee is a group of faculty members who make the final decision about who will be invited for induction into the NJHS. Following their decision, students will be notified of the final decisions and the procedures to be followed for the induction ceremony.

When are Induction Ceremonies held?
The Induction Ceremony are held in the Fall of each school year.


Does membership in NJHS affect future membership in the NHS (National Honor Society)?
NJHS membership is separate from and not considered when students enter high school. Whether or not you join NJHS will not affect future membership in the NHS. Please note that each high school has its own admission requirements.


Characteristics of an Exemplary NJHS Candidate:

  • Scholarship
    Students who have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale), as established by Greenspun Junior High School’s Faculty Council, meet the scholarship requirement for membership. These students are then eligible for consideration on the basis of service, leadership, character and citizenship.


  • Service
    This quality is defined through the voluntary contributions made by a student to the school or community, done without compensation and with a positive, courteous, and enthusiastic spirit.


  • Leadership
    Student leaders are those who are resourceful, good problem solvers, promoters of school activities, idea-contributors, dependable, and persons who exemplify positive attitudes about life. Leadership experiences can be drawn from school or community activities while working with or for others.


  • Character
    A student of good character upholds principles of morality and ethics, is cooperative, demonstrates high standards of honesty and reliability, shows courtesy, concern, and respect for others.


  • Citizenship
    The student who demonstrates citizenship understands the importance of civic involvement; has a high regard for freedom, justice, and respect for the American form of government; and demonstrates mature participation and responsibility through involvement with such activities as scouting, community organizations, and school clubs.

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