National Junior Honor Society

Founded in 1929, the National Junior Honor Society was created to “recognize and encourage academic achievement while developing other characteristics essential to citizenship in a democracy.” The ideals of scholarship, character, service, leadership, and citizenship – which are the pillars of the society – remain as important today as they were in 1929.

At Overbrook, in the Thomas Aquinas Chapter, the National Junior Honor Society strives to recognize the total student: one who excels in all areas. To be considered for the NJHS, seventh- and eighth-graders must have a cumulative average of a 90% or better in both the first and second quarter grading periods, with no single grade being below an 86%. Throughout the year, NJHS members engage is leadership and service opportunities which serve our school and outside agencies.

NJHS Pledge

 I pledge myself to uphold the high purposes of the National Junior Honor Society to which I have been selected, striving in every way by word and deed to make its ideals, the ideals of my school, and of my life.


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