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National Junior Honor Society » How to Join

How to Join

National Junior Honor Society serves to honor those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of Scholarship, Leadership, Service, Character, and Citizenship.  NJHS is a distinguished organization recognized around the country by its high standards and purpose.  It also filters into the high school level National Honor Society.  To become a member is a great accomplishment.

How Do I Become a Member of the SMS NJHS?

Membership in Smith National Junior Honor Society is limited to 8th graders only, and the selection process occurs at the end of the 7th-grade year.


At the end of April of the 7th-grade year, candidates are invited to join NJHS.  In order to receive an invitation, you must meet the Scholarship (maintained a 90% average for all your classes/electives, an 80% average for all Pre-AP/Advanced classes, for the 1st - 5th six-week grading periods) and Character requirements (never received ISS and maintained a 90 or above in conduct for the 1st - 5th six-week grading periods).


After meeting these first two requirements, students who qualify will then be evaluated by each of their teachers using a 0-5 scale in each of the following areas: citizenship, service, leadership, character.  Students who have a 16 average or higher will be inducted into the National Junior Honor Society.  Please Note: Grades alone do not guarantee membership in NJHS.  Each student must also have a 16 average or higher from the teachers and staff to become a member.


Official membership into the SMS NJHS happens when you pay your $15 dues and attend the Induction Ceremony in May.  Until this ceremony and after this ceremony, you are expected to continually uphold the qualities of an NJHS member which are: Scholarship, Character, Service, Leadership, and Citizenship.


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 If you have further questions about this process, feel free to contact the sponsor Mr. Mayes