NJHS Selection Information
The selection process for the National Junior Honor Society will begin after 3rd quarter report cards have been processed. Seventh and eighth grade students with a 3.5 cumulative, non-rounded grade point average (GPA) will be given a letter inviting them to apply for the honor of membership. The students will complete a Student Activity Information Form that asks the students to list their involvement in activities at Benton MS and/or the community. Applicants will also complete an essay describing why they would like to be a member of the society. Another component in the selection process is the Teacher Evaluation of the candidates. The candidates are evaluated on the characteristics of leadership, service, citizenship, and character. Membership applications will be reviewed by the NJHS Advisory Council and approved by the principal.
NJHS Selection Timeline
The NJHS selection process is a major event that usually includes more than 250 student profiles that must be evaluated, and thus the due dates are extremely important. Please note the timetable below for this process.
4-06-17 End of 3rd Quarter
5-02-17 Grade Change Forms due to Guidance
5-05-17 Information Meeting with Candidates (passes will be provided in homeroom)
5-12-17 Student Activity Information Form (SAIF), Essay, and faculty recommendations due to Mrs. Erickson in room 1311 or Mrs. Maxson in room 1308 by 3:00. If these forms are not returned by this date the candidate will not be eligible to continue in the selection process.
5-17-17 NJHS Faculty Advisory Council Meets
5-19-17 NJHS Membership Letters will be sent by this date
5-26-17 NJHS Acceptance Letters, Rules and Regulations Governing Participation on Athletic Teams and Extracurricular Activities Form, and $15.00 dues are due to Mrs. Erickson in room 1311 by 8:30am.
5-30-17 Mandatory Induction Ceremony Practice for all Candidates & Exec. Board
In the Gym from 3-4:15pm
Induction Ceremony from 7:00-8:00pm in the Gym
(Officers and Inductees must arrive by 6:45pm.)
Questions? Please contact Mrs. Erickson, NJHS Advisor, firstname.lastname@example.org