National Junior Honor Society


When the National Junior Honor Society was founded in 1929, the hope of NASSP was to create an organization that would recognize and encourage academic achievement among middle level students while also developing other characteristics essential to citizens in a democracy. These ideals of scholarship, character, service, citizenship, and leadership remain as relevant today as they were in 1929.
Now nearly 80 years later, the National Junior Honor Society has become a prestigious organization, ranking high among administrators, faculty members, students, parents, and residents of the school community. Its reputation for excellence is the result of years of commitment on the part of everyone involved.
Through NJHS chapter service activities, members maintain and extend the qualities that won them selection. Membership is thus both an honor and a commitment."

Gerald N. Tirozzi
Executive Director, NASSP

According to the constitution, only students who have attended the school for the equivalent of one semester may be considered for membership. This time period is necessary for students to establish themselves in service and leadership activities, and for the faculty to get to know them and their character.

Membership is open to qualified second-semester sixth graders and students in grades 7-8.
Student GPA must be 3.5 or higher.

Students will be evaluated for leadership, character, and service according to the constitutional definitions of the criteria.
Faculty sponsor: Mrs. Kathy Monico

St. Columbkille Catholic School  *  224 East 5th Street  *  Papillion, NE 68046-2299  *  (402) 339-8706