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.
HistoryThe National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) officially established NJHS in 1929, eight years after it founded National Honor Society for high school students. Under the leadership of Dr. Edward Rynearson, principal of the Fifth Avenue High School in Pittsburgh, the organization grew from the original Alpha Chapter at the Fifth Avenue School to more than 1,000 chapters by 1930. Equipped with a constitution, an emblem and motto, and a group of dedicated principals as coordinators, the new NJHS organization quickly developed into one of the country's leading educational groups.
We have concluded the 2016-2017 year for NJHS. It was a fantastic year full of great events. The International Day was very successful and enjoyed by all. A big thanks goes out to all the hard working members. We also raised close to $400 dollar for our account and the daughters of St. Anne in the bake sale and penny wars.
As we approach the summer break, I want to share with you what your children see for our NJHS future. They have many ideas. I am attaching a schedule of their hopes and dreams for next year. There is also a country plan for International Day. I have asked that the members to begin researching their choosen countries this summer. It was also suggested by Miss Rose that they contact the country's embassies for more information. This is a great summer project.
I am exciting to work with them all next year!
Have a blessed summer,