National Junior Honor Society



    The National Junior Honor Society (NJHS)
    Established in 1929

    The National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) is the nation's premier organization established to recognize outstanding middle-level students. More than just an honor roll, the NJHS chapter at Southampton Intermediate School establishes rules for membership that are based upon a student's outstanding performance in the areas of scholarship, service, leadership, character and citizenship. These criteria for selection form the foundation upon which the organization and its activities are built.


    The student of good character upholds principles of morality and ethics, is cooperative, demonstrates high standards of honesty and reliability, shows courtesy and fairness, concern, and respect for others, and cooperation.


    Students who have a cumulative grade point average of 92 percent, without a 75 or lower in any individual class and must have been on the Principal’s List for the past four quarters. These students are then eligible for consideration on the basis of service, leadership, character and citizenship.


    This quality is defined through the voluntary contributions made by a student to the school or community, done without compensation and with a positive, courteous, and enthusiastic spirit.


    Student leaders are those who are resourceful, good problem solvers, promoters of school activities, idea-contributors, dependable, and persons who exemplify positive attitudes about life. Leadership experiences can be drawn from school or community activities while working with or for others.


    The student who demonstrates citizenship understands the importance of civic involvement, has a high regard for freedom, justice, and democracy, and demonstrates mature participation and responsibility through involvement with such activities as scouting, community organizations, and school clubs.