Sponsors: Kendra Peloquin and Tonya Rodriguez
Welcome to the FMS NJHS website. Here you will find a lot of great information that explains the National Junior Honor Society, the club’s Bylaws, contact info, and more.
What is the National Junior Honor Society?
The National Junior Honor Society is the nation's premier organization established to recognize outstanding middle level students. More than just an honor roll, NJHS serves to honor those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of scholarship, leadership, service, citizenship, and character. These characteristics have been associated with membership in the organization since its beginning in 1929.
Today, it is estimated that more than one million students participate in official Honor Society activities. NHS and NJHS chapters are found in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, many U.S. territories, and Canada. Chapter membership not only recognizes students for their accomplishments, but challenges them to develop further through active involvement in school activities and community service.
What is the purpose of National Junior Honor Society?
The purpose of this chapter shall be to create enthusiasm for scholarship, to stimulate desire to render service, to promote leadership, to develop character, and to encourage citizenship in the students of Freeport Middle School.
Who is eligible for National Junior Honor Society?
At FMS, in accordance with national standards set by NJHS, students will first qualify for an invitation through their demonstration of success in the area of scholarship. That means, students in 7th or 8th grade with a cumulative GPA of 3.75 on an 4 point scale will receive an invitation to fill out an information sheet. Students will then fill out the information sheet to give examples of their accomplishments in the remaining areas of Leadership, Service, Character, and Citizenship. Therefore, just because a student qualifies based on their cumulative GPA (scholarship), does not mean they will not automatically be inducted into the NJHS.
Please see FMS NJHS Bylaws below for full list of eligibility and more.
Club Contact Information
Kendra Peloquin (email@example.com)
Tonya Rodriguez (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Brenda Farris (email@example.com)