National Junior Honor Society
Sponsor: Ms. P. McDaniel
The Vela Middle School National Junior Honor Society has been organized to create enthusiasm for scholarship, to stimulate a desire to render service, to promote leadership, to develop character, and to encourage citizenship. Middle school students in the 7th and 8th grades are eligible for membership after one full fall semester of attendance in the 7th or 8th grade at Vela Middle School.
All students - members and non-members alike - are encouraged to exhibit good character and serve their community throughout the school year. 8th Grader NJHS members must submit community service hours by the Spring deadline to be eligible for recognition at the 8th Grade Promotion Ceremony for having successfully fulfilled their membership requirements.
All criterion listed below must be met before a student can be considered for membership in the National Junior Honor Society. The student:
- Must complete a Student Information Activity Form
- Must have a scholastic average of 90 or better in all core classes*
- Must submit their application on or before the deadline
*Pre-AP classes receive an additional weight of 5 points.
*Spring Candidates' average is calculated after the 3rd quarter.
*All students who met the scholastic criteria are invited to apply. Invitations are extended in April.Each student is evaluated on the basis of service, leadership, co-curricular/community service and character as submitted by the student on the Student Information Activity Form.
Students with unexcused absences and any referral resulting in an assignment to In-School Suspension (ISS), Suspension, or Alternative Education Center (SAC/JJAP) are not eligible and are subject to dismissal from the organization if they are a current member.NJHS Service Log