Honorable Herons Chapter of the National Junior Honor Society
In an effort to recognize the best and brightest students in our school community, Somerset Intermediate School is chartering a chapter of the National Junior Honor Society. Membership into the National Junior Honor Society is one of the highest honors that can be awarded to a student. Our chapter, the Honorable Herons, of the NJHS will work hard to bring the accomplishments of outstanding students to the attention of parents, teachers, peers, and the community. Our chapter, along with the more than 6,000 chapters in schools across the nation, strives to give practical meaning to the Society’s standards of scholarship, leadership, service, citizenship, and character. These five ideals will be considered as the basis for the selection of our inductees. No student is inducted simply because of a high academic average. The National Junior Honor Society aims to recognize the total student—one who excels in all of these areas. Membership, however, is more than an honor. It incurs a responsibility and an obligation to demonstrate those outstanding qualities that will be used to determine the selection of the members. The standards used for the selection process are:
- Scholarship— (Initially identifies candidates)
- 3.50 GPA cumulative average for marking periods one and two of this year for 6th graders.
- 3.50 GPA cumulative average for marking periods 3 and 4 of last year for 7th graders.
- Character—as demonstrated by student conduct through teacher evaluations and documented disciplinary reports.
- Leadership – roles held within the school and community
- Service – within the school and community
The selection process will begin following the second report card. At this point, students should be striving towards academic excellence and seeking out opportunities for leadership, citizenship, and service in their communities. These are the qualities that will be evaluated when the selection process begins.
If you have any questions about the Honorable Herons National Junior Honor Society Chapter, please contact an advisor.
Mrs. April R. Tyler Mrs. Pamela G. South