The National Junior Honor Society chapter of East Grand Preparatory Academy 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 6 and 7 are eligible for membership. Each spring 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 National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) was established in 1929, to create an organization that would recognize and encourage academic achievement while also developing other essential characteristics to build productive, lifelong learners. Membership in NJHS is both an honor and a commitment. More than just an honor roll, NJHS serve to honor those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of Scholarship, Leadership, Service, and Character and Citizenship. Today, it is estimated that more than one million students participate in activities of the NHS and NJHS. 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.
Qualifications to become an NJHS Member
- Sixth or seventh grader
- Must have a 3.0 at the time of application
- Demonstrate excellent citizenship and character
- An application must be completed and returned by the due date
- Names of those eligible are given to a panel of judges to make selection based on selection criteria (application does not guarantee acceptance and membership)