The Criteria:The Faculty Council of the chapter selects students who demonstrate outstanding performance in all five areas of Scholarship, Leadership, Service and Character.According to the principles outlined in the national constitution, the Faculty Council should first identify students with the prerequisite G.P.A, and then evaluate the candidate's performance in the areas of Leadership, Citizenship. Service and Character.Below is a brief description of what the Faculty Council is looking for in our candidates:Scholarship:The scholarship requirement set by the National Council is based on a student's cumulative grade point average. The necessary G.P.A. is a 3.85 set for the student's 6th or 7th grade year. A student who is accepted for membership. must maintain this academic standard while active in the chapter.Leadership:The leadership criterion is considered highly important for membership selection.Is resourceful in proposing new problems, applying principles and making suggestionsdemonstrates initiative in promoting school activitiesexercises positive influence on peers in upholding school idealscontributes ideas that improve the civic life of the schoolis able to delegate responsibilitiesexemplifies positive attitudesinspires positive behavior in othersdemonstrates academic initiativesuccessfully holds school offices or positions of responsibility; conducts business effectively and efficiently; demonstrates reliability and dependabilityis a leader in the classroom, at work, and in other school or community activitiesis thoroughly dependable in any responsibility acceptedis willing to uphold scholarship and maintain a loyal school attitudeServiceService is generally considered to be those actions undertaken by the student which are done with or on behalf of others without any direct financial or material compensation to the individual performing the service. In considering service as a requirement, the contributions the candidate has made to school, classmates, and community, as well as the students attitude toward service can be reviewed.Citizenship:The student who demonstrates citizenship:Understands the importance of civic involvementHas a high regard for freedom, justice, and respect of the American form of governmentDemonstrates mature participation and responsibility through involvement with such activities as Scouting, community organizations, and school clubsCharacter:The National Junior Honor Society is part of the Character Counts Coalition. A person of character demonstrates the following six pillars/qualities: respect, responsibility, trustworthiness, fairness, caring and citizenshipMembership Standards:A student who has met the scholarship criterion, will be invited by a letter to submit their consideration for membership. Students will download and print a Student Activity Information Form, a Letter of Intent Form, the Chapter By-laws to sign and complete. All material must be turned in as one complete form to the Centennial Middle School Front Office by the deadlines given on the letter and the SAIF. Any student who does not turn in the required material will be considered not interested in membership at this time.
Last Modified on July 30, 2019