Mapleton Chapter of National Junior Honor Society
Election into the National Junior Honor Society represents the highest honor and trust that can be bestowed upon a student in Mapleton Middle School. It is the recognition of students with outstanding scholarship, leadership, character, citizenship, and service. Membership in the society is evidence that the student has achieved and is demonstrating and promoting all of these qualities and is showing an effort to improve conditions in the school and community. Meeting the academic requirements is one of the many criteria for acceptance into the National Junior Honor Society. Evidence that you meet the qualifications of leadership, character, citizenship, and service requirements are necessary to be eligible for membership.
Selection for membership is by a faculty review of applicants and is based on outstanding scholarship, citizenship, character, leadership, and service. Once selected, members have the responsibility to continue to demonstrate these qualities. Members who resign or are dismissed are no longer eligible for membership or its benefits and they may not reapply for membership. Once selected members will be expected to attend meetings and participate in NJHS service projects, activities, and fundraisers.
Selection of Members:
To be eligible for membership the candidate must be a second-semester sixth-grader OR a seventh or eighth grader at Mapleton Middle School.
The selection of members to the chapter shall be by a majority vote of the faculty council.
All faculty members will review the applicants’ names. Students who do not promote service, leadership, citizenship, and character in the classroom will not be considered for membership.
All applicants must have a 3 as their overall score for each core class on the report card from the first three quarters.
All applicants are required to have documented and verified community service hours.
Leadership and Character Requirements:
Students will be asked to detail their leadership experiences while attending Mapleton Middle School or any other middle school they have attended.
All applicants will be required to submit one essay, choosing to discuss either leadership or character.
Letter of Recommendation:
Students are required to include a letter of recommendation from an adult who can speak to the pillars of character, leadership, citizenship, and service. Directions are in the packet.