NJHS selects members for 2023-24

Berkley Morris and Ava Allbritton

NJHS stands for National Junior Honor Society, NJHS will be inducting new incoming 7th and 8th grade students soon. Ruby Miller is the incoming NJHS parliamentarian, Miller will be serving as parliamentarian for the 2023-24 school year. 

She stated, “ I think that it is important that we induct new members every year and don’t keep the same people because to be a member of the national junior honor society you have to have good grades and be an upstanding member in the community. I don’t think that it is fair to keep the people whose grades have dropped or they have gotten suspended or in-school suspension, because that would make no room for the students that meet the requirements.”

She went on to say, “I think that being inducted into NJHS is a big deal because it’s honoring how hard people work because to be in NJHS you have to have good grades and good communication. In NJHS you have to also come to meetings and work hard so you stay in it”

The head of NJHS is Derrick Miller. 

Miller stated, “To decide who gets into NJHS I look at grades, ISI, suspension, and I talk to the teachers.” 

He then went on to say “ We try to keep the same people in NJHS but we can’t always do that because of the standards students must reach.” 

He also stated, “You have to have good grades and you have to have a good character because what the students do while they are a member of NJHS reflects on the group, and what the group is about, that’s why there are specific pillars that the students have to meet to be inducted.”

He is currently thinking about inducting 150 students between 6th and 7th grade, around 75 students in each grade because there is no limit to how many students there can be. The induction will be held on May 11th in the gym at 1:30

Shylee Orr is a 7th grade student in NJHS. 

Orr stated, “When I first got into NJHS I was very excited because I had been told about NJHS before and was hoping I would get in, so when I got in it was very exciting.” 

She went on to say “My advice to future NJHS members is to keep your grades up, have a good attitude, and be a good role model.” 

She then went on to say “ I think being in NJHS is important because when you think about school there are good and bad things and it is an honor to be in NJHS because it shows you work hard.”