National Junior Honor Society

National Junior Honor Society at Salem School

The National Junior Honor Society chapter of Salem 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 semester.

Who is eligible?

Students in grades 6 - 8 are eligible for membership. For the scholarship criterion, a student must have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or better on a scale of 4.0. Each second semester 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 student'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.

After applying, what happens once you are notified that you have been selected?

Following notification, a formal induction ceremony will be held at Salem School to recognize the newly selected members. Once inducted, new members are required to maintain the same level of performance (or better) in all four criteria that led to their selection.

Important Dates for 2024 Selection:

January 30, 2024 - Packets are issued to eligible students.

February 29, 2024 - Forms must be returned to school by this date.

April 4, 2024 - Students will be notified if they have been selected or non-selected.

April 25, 2024 - Induction Ceremony for students who were selected.

Faculty Advisor: Ms. Lillyroot

Grade Level Advisors

Ms. Infusino - 6th Grade

Mrs. Potter - 7th Grade

Mr. Hall, Ms. Szatmary, Ms. Lillyroot - 8th Grade

Ms. Schmidt - Assistant Principal

Jody Fuller