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Requirements for Admission
Students must make high honor roll for the first three marking periods of the current academic school year. Students must be enrolled in at least five major subjects and two minor subjects. Pass/Fail grades will not be accepted.
- Community Service
Students are required to have at least five hours of community service to be eligible for induction into the National Junior Honor Society. A student may not be paid for this service. The community service must have been performed within the past two school years. Examples of community service can be found in the chart on the next page.
Only those students who have attended Wilson West Middle School for three quarters will be eligible for Honor Society selection. Transfer students entering after the start of the school year must earn three quarter grades from Wilson West. Transfer grades will be not accepted. Transferring students from another school who are members of another chapter are eligible for membership in Wilson West’s chapter as long as they maintain West’s eligibility requirements.Students who “graduate” from Wilson West Middle School are not automatically eligible for membership in the National Honor Society at Wilson Senior High School. Students must reapply based on the criteria set thereof.
Students must demonstrate responsibility in clubs and have a positive influence on peers. They must uphold scholarship and maintain a loyal school attitude. Candidates with these attributes will be considered for NJHS.
A student with character must demonstrate the following six qualities: respect, responsibility, trustworthiness, fairness, caring, and citizenship. Candidates will be selected on their ability to demonstrate and uphold these standards. Faculty advisors will assess the observed behavior of students who are candidates and take into consideration the aforementioned attributes of character.
Candidates must demonstrate an understanding of the importance of civic involvement, have a high regard for freedom, justice, and respect for the American form of government, and demonstrate mature participation and responsibility through involvement in school clubs and community organizations.
National Junior Honor Society
Requirements to Maintain Membership
- Academic Review
Once a candidate has been inducted, he/she is responsible for maintaining a 93% cumulative GPA. The chapter advisor will review grades at the end of each quarter. Members who fall below the required GPA will be given a warning as soon as quarter grades become available. During this probationary period, members have one quarter to meet the scholarship requirement. The Faculty Council will review members who fail to meet this requirement by the end of the probationary quarter.
- Community Service / Student Activities
Once a candidate has been inducted, he/she is required to earn 20 hours of community service throughout the school year. Examples of community service are found in the chart below. Students are encouraged to acquire all of the 20 hours within the school and district. Students will be given log sheets to keep track of their community service hours. The log sheets will be collected throughout the year.
Examples of Eligible Volunteer Public Service Activities:
- Helping with food and clothing drives
- Conservational projects
- Working at soup kitchens
- Disabled citizen assistance
- Providing community-wide daycare
- Hospital volunteer
- Animal care/shelter work
- Library work
- Camp volunteer
- Meals on Wheels
- Aid to the elderly
- Park volunteer
- Big Brother/Big Sister
Examples of Ineligible Volunteer Public Service Activities
- Singing in school or church choir
- Altar boy/girl
- Volunteer work in private law firm
- Volunteer work in private doctor’s office
- Working for an elected official
- Working on a political campaign
- School intramural sports
- Band Front
- Confirmation classes
- PIAA recognized sports
- Club sports