On February 1, Global Scholars Academy held its Inaugural National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) Induction. Twelve students were inducted as GSA charter members. Guest speaker Dr. Makeba Wilbourn delivered the induction speech which was followed by the lighting of candles representing the five pillars of NJHS and a reception to celebrate our scholars’ achievement.
NJHS membership is an outstanding opportunity to develop the habits and standards so important to success in high school, college, and a career. To become a member of NJHS, scholars were selected as a candidate by the GSA chapter’s faculty council. Scholars who met the cumulative GPA requirement were then considered for membership on the basis of service, leadership, citizenship and character.
Per national guidelines, at a minimum, students must have a cumulative GPA of 85, B, 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, or equivalent standard of excellence. (Each school chapter is allowed to require a higher cumulative GPA.)
This involves voluntary contributions made by a student to the school or community, done without compensation.
Student leaders are those who are resourceful, good problem solvers, and idea contributors. Leadership experiences can be drawn from school or community activities while working with or for others.
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.
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; respects the law for all citizens.