NHS & NJHS

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The National Honor Society (NHS) and National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) are the nation's premier organizations established to recognize outstanding high school and middle level students. More than just an honor roll, NHS and NJHS serve to honor those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of Scholarship, Leadership, Service, and Character (and Citizenship for NJHS). These characteristics have been associated with membership in the organization since their beginnings in 1921 and 1929. Today, it is estimated that more than one million students participate in activities of the NHS and NJHS. 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. History of the Organization In 1921, NASSP officially established the National Honor Society. Though many local and regional honor societies existed prior to 1921, no nationwide organization had been founded. Under the leadership of Dr. Edward Rynearson, principal of the Fifth Avenue High School, Pittsburgh, Pa., 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 NHS organization quickly developed into one of the country's leading educational groups. Four main purposes have guided chapters of NHS from the beginning: "To create enthusiasm for scholarship, to stimulate a desire to render service, to promote leadership, and to develop character in the students of secondary schools." (from the NHS Constitution) These purposes also translate into the criteria used for membership selection in each local chapter. In 1929, the NASSP turned its attention to middle level schools and expanded the scope of its concern for recognizing outstanding students by establishing the National Junior Honor Society (NJHS). With its own constitution and handbook, NJHS has established criteria that parallel the emphases found in the NHS with an added purpose to encourage citizenship. (Additional information on establishing a chapter of the NJHS is available upon request from the NASSP Department of Student Activities.) Both the NHS and NJHS are sponsored and supervised by NASSP which appoints a National Council - the controlling body of NHS. In addition, National Council members also serve as the selection committee for the prestigious NHS Scholarship which has been administered annually in schools with NHS chapters since 1946. The day-to-day administration of NHS national concerns is handled by the NASSP Department of Student Activities, headquartered in Reston, VA.

Mission: Section 2. The purpose of this organization shall be to create enthusiasm for scholarship, to stimulate a desire to render service, to promote leadership, and to develop character in the students of secondary schools.

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We’re getting close to reaching max capacity for our webinar tonight, but no need to worry! If you are unable to attend ...
08/27/2020

We’re getting close to reaching max capacity for our webinar tonight, but no need to worry! If you are unable to attend the live session, a recording of the webinar will be sent out to all registered attendees tomorrow, August 28.

It’s back-to-school time! Returning advisers, join us for a webinar on August 27 to discuss programs and services for th...
08/24/2020

It’s back-to-school time! Returning advisers, join us for a webinar on August 27 to discuss programs and services for the new school year. https://bit.ly/3fAwQ5h

#DidYouKnow you could win a $1,000 scholarship from DoSomething? Share your personalized voter registration page before ...
08/21/2020

#DidYouKnow you could win a $1,000 scholarship from DoSomething? Share your personalized voter registration page before August 31 and you will be entered to win!
NHS: https://bit.ly/2XeJPn8
NJHS: https://bit.ly/2CWtn3Z
#YourVoteMatters

Hey returning advisers, on August 27, join Program Manager Elancia Felder for a conversation about programs and services...
08/19/2020

Hey returning advisers, on August 27, join Program Manager Elancia Felder for a conversation about programs and services for the new school year. Register here: https://bit.ly/3fAwQ5h

08/18/2020
NACAC Fairs

Which colleges are you interested in? Attend live, interactive Zoom sessions offered by 600+ colleges at virtualcollegefairs.org on Sept 13, Oct 12, Oct 18, Nov 8. See the list of colleges. #nacacfairs

The National Honor Society and National Junior Honor Society are proud to support the newest program from our partner, D...
08/18/2020

The National Honor Society and National Junior Honor Society are proud to support the newest program from our partner, DoSomething.org, which helps students meet their volunteer hour requirements. Learn more here: https://bit.ly/2Ydn43i

National Honor Society members, Danya and Nadia, recently launched a nonprofit endeavor called Kits 4 Kids, in which the...
08/18/2020
Teens create ‘Kits 4 Kids’ to help Royal Oak kindergarteners

National Honor Society members, Danya and Nadia, recently launched a nonprofit endeavor called Kits 4 Kids, in which they are soliciting donations to create a school supply kit for each kindergartner in the Royal Oak Schools district. Via C & G Newspapers.

ROYAL OAK — Two friends who will enter their senior year at Royal Oak High School this fall recently launched a nonprofit endeavor called Kits 4 Kids, in which they are soliciting donations to create a school supply kit for each kindergartner in the Royal Oak Schools district.

Have you created your chapter's personalized voter registration page? If you share your voter registration page before A...
08/12/2020

Have you created your chapter's personalized voter registration page? If you share your voter registration page before August 31, you'll be entered for a chance at winning a $1,000 scholarship from DoSomething.org.
NHS: https://bit.ly/2XeJPn8
NJHS: https://bit.ly/2CWtn3Z
#YourVoteMatters

Advisers, on August 13, join Program Manager Elancia Felder for a conversation about what to expect as a new NHS or NJHS...
08/11/2020

Advisers, on August 13, join Program Manager Elancia Felder for a conversation about what to expect as a new NHS or NJHS adviser. Register here: https://bit.ly/30oCfbr

In Dallas, Texas, students start Project Kind Packs to help about 300 students in the district. Via Frisco Enterprise. h...
08/10/2020

In Dallas, Texas, students start Project Kind Packs to help about 300 students in the district. Via Frisco Enterprise. https://bit.ly/30gDpph

Advocacy is the pursuit of influencing positive outcomes, speaking up for oneself and the community, including schools, ...
08/10/2020

Advocacy is the pursuit of influencing positive outcomes, speaking up for oneself and the community, including schools, families, and neighborhoods. Join NASSP’s Student Leadership and Advocacy departments on August 10 for a #webinar, as we host student leaders who will share why and how advocacy can be a valuable service-learning activity. Register here: https://bit.ly/2Dxwj6M

Are you interested in exploring simple ways to introduce advocacy at your school to help students drive positive change?...
08/08/2020

Are you interested in exploring simple ways to introduce advocacy at your school to help students drive positive change? Join us on August 10 at 2:00 p.m. (EST) for a #webinar to learn more. Register here: https://bit.ly/2Dxwj6M

Finding the meaning for your life can take a lifetime to unfold. We’re going to help you to start asking the right quest...
08/05/2020

Finding the meaning for your life can take a lifetime to unfold. We’re going to help you to start asking the right questions and collecting the right clues. #FutureReady

NHS: https://bit.ly/2F5I1U5
NJHS: https://bit.ly/2ZrvKBr

Advisers, join us on August 10 for a #webinar on advocacy as a service. Register today here: https://bit.ly/2Dxwj6M
08/04/2020

Advisers, join us on August 10 for a #webinar on advocacy as a service. Register today here: https://bit.ly/2Dxwj6M

The 2020 election is right around the corner, and your students are fired up and ready to get involved in every way poss...
08/03/2020

The 2020 election is right around the corner, and your students are fired up and ready to get involved in every way possible. The National Honor Society (NHS) and the National Junior Honor Society (NJHS), along with the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP), just announced a new national partnership with DoSomething.org, a digital platform creating real-world impact, to give your students a powerful new tool for action: the Online Voter Registration Drive (OVRD).
NHS: https://bit.ly/3k2bQrQ
NJHS: https://bit.ly/3fdlRPf

In the wake of #COVID19, more American families are facing hunger. 1 in 4 kids are expected to face hunger due to the on...
07/30/2020

In the wake of #COVID19, more American families are facing hunger. 1 in 4 kids are expected to face hunger due to the ongoing pandemic. Join us in pledging to make #NoKidHungry a reality for our communities. Learn more from No Kid Hungry's new report: https://bit.ly/31dMBu3

Once you master the power of storytelling, you’ll amuse, delight, entertain, inspire, teach, and help others grow. Use o...
07/29/2020

Once you master the power of storytelling, you’ll amuse, delight, entertain, inspire, teach, and help others grow. Use our visual guide and watch a quick video to figure out how you can use the skills you already have to become a great storyteller. #FutureReady

NHS: https://bit.ly/2F7JYzv
NJHS: https://bit.ly/2F4gRNm

Student Leader Spotlight: Tucker B. from Turtle Mountain Community High School in North Dakota! Tucker has organized awa...
07/27/2020

Student Leader Spotlight: Tucker B. from Turtle Mountain Community High School in North Dakota! Tucker has organized awareness walks, fundraisers, and various community and school events for students as well as faculty. He is not only an NHS member but also Student Council President at TMCHS. He is an exceptional role model for students in the community. Thank you for all your hard work Tucker!

07/24/2020

Student Leader Spotlight: Animesh P. from Neah-KahNie High School in Oregon! Animesh has held leadership positions all throughout high school for a variety of clubs and organizations. He is diligent in his work, strives to improve on past performance, and works hard to include student and staff voice in planning. Nice job Animesh!

Fundraising is a way for you and like-minded individuals to be part of something you care about. Use our visual guide or...
07/22/2020

Fundraising is a way for you and like-minded individuals to be part of something you care about. Use our visual guide or watch a quick video to figure out ways to get started raising money for your favorite organizations. #FutureReady

NHS: https://bit.ly/31rVwXV
NJHS: https://bit.ly/2KMUlwf

Student Leader Spotlight: Zoe W. from APEX Homeschool Program in Colorado! Zoe is a dedicated student at APEX Homeschool...
07/17/2020

Student Leader Spotlight: Zoe W. from APEX Homeschool Program in Colorado! Zoe is a dedicated student at APEX Homeschool Program where she is involved with musical theater and the National Honor Society. She is running their service project for NHS to create a 750+ tiled mural. Congrats Zoe!

Applying to colleges or seeking a leadership position in your school or community? This often involves taking part in an...
07/15/2020
Mastering Interviews

Applying to colleges or seeking a leadership position in your school or community? This often involves taking part in an interview. We can help you master the exercise and nail the opportunity! #FutureReady

NHS:
NJHS:https://bit.ly/2Zjwjgl

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On July 15, join policymakers, school administrators, classroom teachers, and thought leaders for a panel discussion tha...
07/09/2020
The Intersection of Academic Integrity and Equity in Secondary Education

On July 15, join policymakers, school administrators, classroom teachers, and thought leaders for a panel discussion that will link the vocabularies of academic integrity and equity, explore structural challenges, and identify opportunities for action. Register today here:

​This panel discussion will explore the common vocabularies of academic integrity and equity and identify opportunities for action.​

Even though you are growing up, don’t feel pressure about it. This is a great time to explore your interests using our v...
07/08/2020
Exploring Careers

Even though you are growing up, don’t feel pressure about it. This is a great time to explore your interests using our visual guide, video, and resources here:

NHS:
NJHS:https://bit.ly/2WxaZlT
#FutureReady

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Happy Independence Day! #FourthofJuly
07/04/2020

Happy Independence Day! #FourthofJuly

Student Leader Spotlight: Elorah T. from Samoana High School in Hawaii! This year,  she was awarded and recognized as on...
07/02/2020

Student Leader Spotlight: Elorah T. from Samoana High School in Hawaii! This year, she was awarded and recognized as one of the top 90 essayists at the 33rd Intertribal Agriculture Council’s Annual Conference. Congratulations Elorah!

Don’t let the hard work of your chapter go unnoticed! TODAY is your last day to complete the NHS or NJHS adviser survey....
06/30/2020

Don’t let the hard work of your chapter go unnoticed! TODAY is your last day to complete the NHS or NJHS adviser survey. After submitting your response, you will receive a 20% off online purchases in the NHS and NJHS Stores.
NHS: https://bit.ly/3c4StK3
NJHS: https://bit.ly/2L1RrTb

Student Leader Spotlight: Luke V. from Litchfield High School in Connecticut! Whenever Litchfield High School needs musi...
06/26/2020

Student Leader Spotlight: Luke V. from Litchfield High School in Connecticut! Whenever Litchfield High School needs music at an event, Luke is right there with the equipment to make their events happen. He has drafted underclassmen and middle-schoolers to ensure his legacy, but he has promised to come back and help with sound if need be. Luke is kind, and he has a ready smile. Keep up that contagious smile Luke!

“Your leadership has been AWESOME! Thank you to all student leaders and advisers for helping others and keeping school s...
06/26/2020

“Your leadership has been AWESOME! Thank you to all student leaders and advisers for helping others and keeping school spirit alive!” — A Message From the NASSP Student Leadership Advisory Committee #NASSPStudentVoice

Advisers: Make sure your chapter’s hard work gets noticed. You only have 6 days until the annual adviser survey closes. ...
06/24/2020

Advisers: Make sure your chapter’s hard work gets noticed. You only have 6 days until the annual adviser survey closes. Hurry before it is too late!
NHS: https://bit.ly/3c4StK3
NJHS: https://bit.ly/2L1RrTb

Congratulations to our Outstanding Achievement Award winners! They have shown a clear dedication to scholarship, service...
06/23/2020

Congratulations to our Outstanding Achievement Award winners! They have shown a clear dedication to scholarship, service, leadership, citizenship, and character. They’re #Futuready. 👏👏👏

NASSP has adopted the No Kid Hungry campaign as its national student leadership initiative for the 2020–21 academic year...
06/23/2020
NASSP Adopts the No Kid Hungry Campaign as 2020–21 National Student Leadership Initiative

NASSP has adopted the No Kid Hungry campaign as its national student leadership initiative for the 2020–21 academic year! NASSP & the SLA Committee will work with Share Our Strength to raise awareness, engage in advocacy efforts & take action through volunteerism to combat childhood hunger. Learn more here: https://bit.ly/3179DEa.

Reston, VA—The National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) today announced it has adopted the No Kid Hungry campaign as its national student leadership initiative for the 2020–21 ac…

We want to help you get ready for the future—college, career, and wherever life takes you. We coined a term for it to br...
06/21/2020

We want to help you get ready for the future—college, career, and wherever life takes you. We coined a term for it to bring your future together with your preparation: #Futuready. Check out our #Futuready series here:

NHS: https://bit.ly/2Wc8uXU
NJHS: https://bit.ly/3aKTVjv

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I have a student that was inducted into NHS and then left our school. She is returning to our school and is wondering if she can just rejoin our chapter. Does anyone know what the protocol for this is? Can she simply rejoin or does she have to apply again?
By chance were the outstanding student achievement awards already announced? I was wondering.
NEW MEMBERSHIP QUESTION: Can leadership experience which occured the summer before a student's freshman year be considered as part of the application process?
Our NJHS members woke up very early to volunteer and participate in the Autism Speaks Walk. It was a great day to help cheer everyone on to walk for such a good cause.
I have a chapter question: My question is regarding students who did not get a full vote from the faculty council and therefore not selected into our chapter. Do they have a right to appeal the decision of the faculty council to the principal?
I am a brand new NHS sponsor, our last sponsor retired. Can you tell the best place to get started. Where are the best resources, is there a list of things I should be doing month to month? Thank you for any help or advice you can provide.
Are there any alumnus that are from San Antonio following this page?
My son with his induction certificate
My son Jamey Lewchanin Jr. being inducted
SHAME ON YOU NHS! Are you American Proud? Teen who claims Trump support cost him entry into National Honor Society gets invite to White House
Hi there I am one of the two NHS advisors on campus. I was just wondering about any fun or unique activities that other NHS societies do to bring cohesiveness and camaraderie to their chapters? Write now we have a meeting a month and volunteer opportunities that kids sign up for but there is not a sense of joint purpose or community. I would like to help build this in the coming year. Thanks in advance for your help!
Today my daughter Alyssa Compton was elected president of her chapter of the NJHS! I am beyond proud of her. She is a great student, shows respect and morals she has been taught and some on her very own. She works extremely hard helping others. And not just to get her service hours. She had been doing this before ever being inducted. All around wonderful young lady. Thank you to the NJHS for giving her a place to remind others and reward her for working so hard. Even without out it she would continue to show support and dedication where ever needed!