NJHS Selection Procedure
Wills Point Junior High School
Chapter of the
National Junior Honor Society
Selection Procedure Process
The National Junior Honor Society Chapter of Wills Point Junior High School is a duly chartered and affiliated chapter of this prestigious national organization. Membership is open to those students who meet the required standards in five areas of evaluation: scholarship, service, leadership, character, and citizenship. Students are selected for membership by majority vote of a five-member principal-appointed faculty council, which bestows this honor upon qualified students on behalf of the faculty of our school each year.
Students in grades seventh and eighth are eligible for membership. For the scholarship criterion, a student must have a cumulative GPA of 93.0 in their math or algebra, history, English and science classes. After the first fall or spring semester those students who meet this criterion are invited to complete a Candidate Form that provides the faculty council with information regarding the candidate’s leadership and service. The student must have attended Wills Point Junior High the entire semester prior to selection. If a student transfers to our school they must present a letter from the principal or NJHS chapter advisor of the previous school and shall be admitted automatically as a member of our school’s chapter. Transfer members must then meet Wills Point Junior High chapter’s standards within one semester to retain membership.
To evaluate a candidate’s character, the faculty council uses two forms of input. School disciplinary records are reviewed and members of the faculty are solicited for input regarding their professional reflections on a candidate’s service activities, character, and leadership. The candidate is asked to have a personal reference letter from an adult in the community and to write a one page personal essay.
Any solicited faculty input and all candidate form applications are carefully reviewed by the faculty council to determine membership. A majority vote of the council is necessary for selection. Candidates are notified regarding selection or non-selection according to a predetermined schedule.
Following notification, a formal induction ceremony is held at the school to recognize all the newly selected members. Once inducted, new members are required to maintain the same level of performance (or better) in all four criteria that led to their selection.
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