At the end of second semester, during a special ceremony, several of our students were inducted into the National Junior Honor Society (NJHS). The National Junior Honor Society is an international student organization that consists of chapters in middle schools, found in all 50 states, US Territories, and around the world with over 1 million student members. The main priority of NJHS is connecting to and serving the community.
In order to obtain membership in NJHS, students must first maintain all As and Bs in school. Secondly, students complete an application and write an essay, which both are reviewed by the committee made up of the middle school teaching team, school counselor, and administration. The committee carefully discusses and evaluates each applicant’s qualifications, before selecting new members.
This year, SKS NJHS served the community in partnership with the Alliance of Churches; volunteering at Santa’s Workshop, and the Food Drive. They also served community members here at school for Veteran’s Day, and the 6th and 7th grade members served at 8th grade promotion.
NJHS elevates a school’s commitment to 5 pillars: the values of service, scholarship, leadership, character, and citizenship. These values have been associated with membership in the organization since its inception in 1929.
The SKS chapter is proud to have been gaining new members since 2005. Several of our students have relatives, siblings, even teachers like Mrs. Richter who have taken these footsteps before us, and we are proud to follow in them. NJHS members are positive role models in keeping a high academic record, serving the community and presenting strong leadership.