The Brigantine North Middle School National Junior Honor Society is a duly chartered and affiliated chapter of the National Junior Honor Society. The NJHS is under the sponsorship and supervision of the National Association of Secondary School Principals.
Membership is open to those second semester seventh and eighth grade students who meet the required standards in five areas of evaluation: scholarship, leadership, service, citizenship, and character. Standards for selection are established by the national office of the NJHS. Students are selected to be members by a five-member Faculty Council, appointed by an advisor and/or the principal, which bestows this honor upon qualified students on behalf of the faculty of our school.
Students who meet the scholastic requirement of a 3.5 GPA or better are invited to complete a Student Activity Information Form that provides the Faculty Council with information regarding the candidate’s leadership, citizenship, and service. A history of leadership experiences and participation or community service is required. Each candidate also is required to write an essay on leadership.
To evaluate a candidate’s character, the Faculty Council uses two forms of input: first, school disciplinary history is reviewed; second, members of the faculty are solicited for input regarding their professional reflections on a candidate’s character and leadership. These forms and the Student Activity Forms are carefully reviewed by the Faculty Council to determine membership. A majority vote of the faculty 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 to recognize all the newly selected members. Once inducted, new members are required to maintain the same level of performance (or better) in all five criteria that led to their selection. This obligation includes regular attendance at chapter meetings and participation in the chapter service projects.
Students or parents who have questions regarding the selection process or membership can contact the chapter advisor, Mr. Larry DiGiovanni, by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.