There are five main purposes of the NJHS: to create enthusiasm for scholarship; to stimulate a desire to render service; to promote leadership; to encourage responsible citizenship; and to develop character in the students of secondary schools.
Using the HCS National Junior Honor Society Rubric, student candidates will be scored based on their personal statement covering leadership, service, character, and citizenship.
-Leadership must be shown in classrooms or in the community
-Up to ten hours of service must be completed or proposed with adult sponsorship
-Character is scored from the number of suspensions, office referrals, detentions, and/or silent lunches
-Citizenship is scored from students' involvement in school or community teams, clubs and/or organizations