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    If you maintain a 93% or higher cumulative GPA throughout sixth and seventh grade, during the 3rd quarter of your 7th grade year, you will be invited to apply for membership in our chapter of National Junior Honor Society. Membership in this organization is an honor, and your invitation and application do not guarantee selection. A faculty council reviews each application and makes a decision. It is important to work as a volunteer and to cultivate leadership skills while in middle school if you would like to become a member. High character, a clean disciplinary record, and a teacher recommendation are also required. Our application deadline is in early March of each school year.

    If chosen as a member, you will be part of an induction ceremony in the HS auditorium, and you will participate in at least two service projects for the school or the community per year. You are required to attend meetings after school. You also have the opportunity to be elected to serve as an officer of the organization. If you have any questions, you may check the school’s website or contact Mrs. Hintz, adviser:  mhintz@bloomsd.k12.pa.us

    Outside of the Scholarship/GPA requirement, the four necessary components of selection consist of:

    ·       Service

    This area involves voluntary contributions made by a student to the school or community, done without compensation. Students should have participated in several service projects while in middle school. Places where service may be completed: school, scouts, church, nursing homes, animal rescue centers, food cupboard, AGAPE, etc.

    ·       Leadership

    Student leaders are those who are resourceful, good problem solvers, and idea contributors. Leadership experiences can be drawn from school, sports, or community activities while working with or for others. Examples of leadership positions: team captains, leaders of service projects, SGA officers or homeroom representatives, etc.

    ·       Character

    The student of good character is cooperative; demonstrates high standards of honesty and reliability; shows courtesy, concern, and respect for others; and generally maintains a clean disciplinary record. Character will be evaluated by the principal and teachers at BMS. Students should be ready with several examples of when their good character was displayed. Examples: Helping another student, fundraising for a cause, offering to organize events or happenings, etc.

    ·       Citizenship

    The student who demonstrates citizenship understands the importance of civic engagement; has a high regard for freedom and justice; respects the U.S. form of government (a representative democracy); respects the law for all citizens at the local, state, and federal levels; and demonstrates mature participation and responsibility in activities such as scouting, community organizations, or school clubs. The NJHS member is an involved member of multiple communities and can show this on the application.