National Junior Honor Society
The National Junior Honor Society has five cardinal principals that form the framework of our Honor Society: Scholarship, Leadership, Character, Citizenship, and Service. A person who possesses the quality of scholarship has progressed beyond the point of being considered just a student. Scholarship is a combination of several important qualities- ambition, perception, and self-discipline. The ability to lead is a most important quality in any member. In order to lead and to lead well, a student must have within himself or herself understanding, integrity, ambition, and all the qualities which enable him to command respect of his fellow students. Character is a trait required of every member and it is manifested by many qualities: responsibility, dependability, friendliness, honesty, diligence, perseverance, charity, and patriotism. Citizenship is the fundamental basis of good living, not only in school, but in all phases of life. It is the good citizen who sets the example for others to follow and who builds up a high standard for the school. Through all walks of life, citizenship unconsciously becomes part of our speech, actions, and thoughts. Members of the National Honor Society must possess the qualities of leadership, scholarship, character, and citizenship- but these traits would be of little use if we lack the desire to serve. Each of us can and should use service as a building block in the foundation of our future. By serving our fellow man in minor ways, we are strengthening our character. Only through aiding others will we form the sturdy backbone necessary for strong good government. In this day and age, it is impossible for anyone to completely isolate himself or herself from the rest of the world. With scholarship, leadership, character, citizenship, and service as hallmarks for life, honor society members have a purpose and inspiration to go forward and have greater achievements.