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FIND it Fast
 The National Junior Honor Society is the nation’s premier organization that recognizes outstanding middle school students. More than a mere honor roll, NJHS honors those students who have demonstrated excellence in their social, academic and community involvement. These characteristics have been associated with membership in the organization since its inception in 1929. Today, it is estimated that more than one million students participate in activities of the NJHS and its high school counterpart, the National Honor Society (NHS).

Five main purposes outlined in the NJHS constitution have guided chapters from the beginning: “To create enthusiasm for scholarship, to stimulate a desire to render service, to promote leadership, to develop worthy school and community citizenship and to develop character in the students of secondary schools”.

The induction ceremony for the fall of 2015 was held recently to accept new members.  Applications for new membership will be accepted in the spring of 2016.  If you are interested in applying for the spring membership in the West Wing Chapter of NJHS, please review the following expectations carefully. Selection to be a part of the National Junior Honor Society will be done through an application process. A panel of teachers will review your application based on the following criteria:
Scholarship – Students are to currently have a 3.5 GPA – if you do have any C’s, they would need to be offset by A’s. (GPA is figured on a 4 point scale not %)
 
Service – This quality is defined as the voluntary contributions made by a student to the school or community, without direct financial or material compensation to the individual performing the service. Leadership – Student leaders are often viewed as resourceful, dependable, positive people who are able to solve problems and contribute ideas. These student leaders are involved in and promoters of school and community activities.
 
Citizenship – Students who demonstrate citizenship understand the importance of civic involvement; have a high regard for freedom, justice and democracy.
 
Character – The student of good character is one who upholds principles of morality and ethics; is cooperative; demonstrates high standards of honest and reliability; and shows courtesy, concern and respect for others.
 
If you have any questions about the West Wing Chapter of NJHS or the application process, please contact Mrs. Null (Belinda.Null@dvusd.org) or Mrs. Mauldin (Katherine.Mauldin@dvusd.org).
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