National Junior Honor Society
The National Junior Honor Society chapter of St. Mary-Basha Catholic School is a duly chartered and affiliated chapter of this prestigious national organization. Membership is open to those students who meet the required standards in five areas of evaluation: scholarship, service, leadership, character, and citizenship. Students are selected for membership by majority vote of a five-member principal-appointed faculty council, which bestows this honor upon qualified students on behalf of the faculty of our school each February (inaugural class will be in November 2021).
Students in grades 6* through 8 are eligible for membership (*6th graders are eligible beginning January 1 of the current school year). For the scholarship criterion, a student must have a cumulative GPA of at least 90% and a Conduct average of at least 70%. Those students who meet this criterion are invited to complete a Candidate Form that provides the faculty council with information regarding the candidate’s leadership and service.
To evaluate a candidate’s character, the faculty council uses two forms of input. First, school disciplinary records are reviewed. Second, members of the faculty are solicited for input regarding their professional reflections on a candidate’s service activities, character, and leadership.
Any solicited faculty input and all Candidate Forms are carefully reviewed by the faculty council to determine membership. A majority vote of the council is necessary for selection. Candidates are notified regarding selection or non-selection according to a predetermined schedule.
For any questions, please contact Mrs. Alison Kagan, NJHS academic advisor.