National Junior Honor Society

Membership in the NJHS is one of the highest honors awarded to a middle school student. Our chapter strives to give practical meaning to the Society's standards of scholarship, service, leadership, character, and citizenship. These five pillars are the basis of selection.

Membership is more than an honor. It is an ongoing responsibility and an obligation to continue to demonstrate these outstanding qualities that result in a student's selection.

Students will be automatically nominated to join NJHS during one of the following periods: 

AS A SEVENTH GRADER:  At the end of the first semester of their seventh grade year following three consecutive semesters (6 quarters) meeting the eligibility criteria set forth in the bylaws. 

AS AN EIGHTH GRADER: At the end of the first quarter of the eighth grade year (after 9 quarters) meeting the eligibility criteria set forth in the bylaws. Students who declined the invitation in grade seven, will not be re-invited. [For ‘23-’24 only, this will occur after the first semester]. 

Once nominated, eligible students seeking membership in NJHS must complete an application packet as detailed in the bylaws. The Faculty Council will evaluate the (completed) application packet(s) of eligible members to determine a select group of students to be invited into the Vincent J. Gallagher Chapter of the National Junior Honor Society.  Upon invitation, students must complete community service as outlined in the bylaws.  Induction of invited members will take place in May/June of each year.

Chapter Advisors


2023-2024 Due Dates

Items are due by these dates; however, students are encouraged to submit them earlier.  All items are submitted directly to Mr. St. Sauveur, Mrs. Malloy, or Mrs. Guarino.


No Later Than Due Dates

Notification of Eligibility to Apply

February 12, 2024

Intent to Pursue Form

February 15, 2024

Accept Invite to Google Classroom

February 27, 2024

Teacher Reference Checklist (Google form)

February 29, 2024

Personal Narrative

March 14, 2024

Leadership Evidence

March 14, 2024

Student Activities

March 14, 2024

Community Service

April 25, 2024

Notification of Acceptance Into NJHS

On or about May 16, 2024

Induction Ceremony

Wednesday, June 5, 2024 from 6:30-8:00pm

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