The National Jr. Honors Society or NJHS is a service leadership organization for high achieving students. This is the clubs first year and they are off to a great start.
Mrs. Ottley, the Advisor of NJHS, explains how you can get in, “You can get in if you apply and have 3.8 GPA and a history of service and leadership in the community. It is only for 8th and 9th graders.”
“We have an induction ceremony, we have individual service projects, and we take fun field trips.” says Mrs. Ottley. Anna Birch, the Vice President of the society, does organization on the projects and people tell her the service hours they did. Cameron Ottley, the Treasurer in the society, makes sure they have money to do fun service projects. Each member of the society has a very important job, and that is to do service hours. If you do not like to doing jobs for free then this is not the kind of organization for you. In the Honors Society, you are in charge of making sure you do a certain amount of service hours per semester. But in the end it is all worth it. Anna Birch explains that the reason she did this was that she wanted to put it on her college application. Mrs. Ottley says,”It will help you become a better citizen and leader, but it will also help you get into great colleges.”
And lastly, some advice for the people that are interested in doing this, “Work hard and serve your community.” says Mrs. Ottley and, “Make sure to get good grades and be a good student.” says Cameron Ottley.