National Junior Honor Society
Faculty Advisor: Mrs. Karen Lalli
The purpose of the La Salle Academy chapter of the National
Junior Honor Society is to create enthusiasm for scholarship; to
stimulate a desire to render service to our school, church, and
community; to promote leadership; to develop character and
responsibility, and to encourage citizenship in the students of
La Salle Academy.
Membership in the NJHS is an honor bestowed upon a student.
Selection for membership is by a majority vote of the faculty council and is based on outstanding scholarship, character, responsibility leadership, service, and citizenship.
Candidates become official members when inducted at a special induction ceremony held during Catholic Schools Week.
SELECTION OF MEMBERS
Section 1: To be eligible for membership a candidate muct be enrolled in seventh or eighth grade. For seventh-grade students, criteria shall be based on the last two quarters of sixth-grade and the first quarter of seventh grade. For eighth grade students, it shall be based on the last two quarters of seventh grade and the first quarter of eighth grade. Membership in seventh grade does not automatically guartantee selection in eighth grade.
Section 2: Students do not apply for membership in the NJHS. Instead, they are invited to provide information to be used by the faculty council to support their candidacy for membership. It is the STUDENT'S, not the parent's, responsibility to complete the information survey. Membership is granted only to those students who have met the standards for selection established at La Salle Academy by the principal, chapter advisor (s) and/or faculty council, and based on the provisions of the national constitution. Membership is not automatically conveyed simply because a student achieves a 92.5 % GPA.
Section 3: In order to be considered for membership, a student must meet the following criteria:
SCHOLARSHIP: The student who demonstrates scholarship has 92.5% GPA
LEADERSHIP: The student who exercises leadership:
-Demonstrates leadership in promoting school activities.
-Active membership in at least one of he the La Salle group or sport organizationslisted below:
Choir, Yearbook, Math Club, Band, Tech Club, Student Council, Basketball, Book Club, Cheerleading, Drama Club, Cross Country, Forensics
-Exercises influence on peers in upholding school ideals
-Contributes ideas that improve the life of the school.
-Exemplifies positive attitudes.
-inspires positive behavior in others.
-Demonstrates reliability and responsibility.
-Successfully holds school offices or positions of authority.
SERVICE: The student who serves:
-Completes 20 hours of school/church/community service
-Participates in some out of school activity; Girl Scouts,
Boy Scouts, church groups, volunteer organizations.
-Is gladly available and offers assistance.
-Is willing t make sacrifices for render services.
-Cheerfully and enthusiastically renders service to the school.
-Works well with others and is willing to take on responsibility.
-Shows courtesy by assisting and greeting visitors, teachers
and other students.
CHARACTER: The student with character:
-Cooperates by complying with school rules and regulations:
No negative reports.
-Consistently exemplifies desirable qualities of behavior.
-Takes criticism willingly and accepts recommendations graciously
-Demonstrates the highest standards of honesty and reliability.
-Shows courtesy, concern, and respect for others and their property.
-Avoids cheating in written work.
-Observes rules concerning punctuality, responsibility, and truthfulness.
-No excessive absenteeism/tardiness.
CITIZENSHIP: The student who demonstrates citizenship:
-Understands the importance of civic involvement.
-Has high regard for freedom, justice, and respect for fellow human beings.
Section 4: Students who fail to complete the NJHS form or fail to turn the form in by the due date set by the advisor(s) will not be considered for membership. There will be NO EXCEPTIONS.
Section 5: The selection of each member to the chapter shall be by majority vote of the faculty council. The faculty council's decision is final and the NJHS shall not review the judgement regarding the selection of individual members to local chapters.
Section 6: Once a student is selected for membership, he/she has the responsibility to continue to demonstrate and document the qualities on which his/her selection was based.