National Junior Honor Society
Membership in the National Junior Honor Society is both a honor and a commitment. It is this commitment that has helped shape the Honor Society's reputation for excellence, making it a valued asset among administrators, faculty members, students, parents, and communities. Membership is based on students who meet the criteria of performance in the Society's five standards.
Students must meet the academic standard of a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or higher. This may be during the sixth, seventh, or eighth grade year while a student is at Elizabeth Middle School.
Citizenship is the obligation each member of our society faces to live up to the democratic ideals given to us by the founders of our country. The responsibilities we have to our home community, our state, and our nation are many. As good citizens, we are bound to live up to the laws and guidelines which unite us as a civilized society. Good citizens work together to improve not only our lives, but the lives of all our fellow citizens.
Leaders should exert a positive influence on the school. In taking the initiative in class and/or school activities, the real leader strives to train and aid others to attain the same objective.
Character is the force within each individual which distinguishes that person from others. It gives each one individuality. It is this force of character which guides one through life, and when once developed, grows steadily. Character is achieved and not received. It is the product of constant action, daily striving to make the right choice.
Service can be described in various ways. In the routine of the day’s work, many opportunities arise to help others. Willingness to work for the benefit of those in need, without monetary compensation or without recognition, is the quality we seek in our membership. We are committed to the idea of volunteering our time and abilities to the creation of a better tomorrow.