National Junior Honor Society

What is National Junior Honor Society?

The National Junior Honor Society is the nation's premier organization established to recognize outstanding middle level students.

More than just an honor roll, NJHS serves to honor those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of scholarship,

leadership, service, citizenship and character. These characteristics have been associated with membership in the organization since its beginning in 1929.

Today, it is estimated that more than one million students participate in official Honor Society activities. NHS and NJHS chapters are

found in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, many U.S. territories, and Canada. Chapter membership not only

recognizes students for their accomplishments, but challenges them to develop further through active involvement in school

activities and community service.


What is the criteria required for membership?

Sheridan Middle School National Junior Honor Society will soon be taking applications for membership.  The following criteria are required for membership:

  1. Candidates must have a 3.5 cumulative grade point average at the beginning of eighth grade.  Candidates are also evaluated on the basis of service, leadership, citizenship, and character. 
  2. Eligible students must complete an application and submit it to Mrs. Fox by Friday, September 5.  Please understand late applications will not be considered and students will have to wait until Semester 2 to reapply.
  3. The Faculty Committee will review the applications submitted and may ask for additional information.  Applicants will be notified during the school day that they have been selected for membership and a letter to parents will be sent home shortly thereafter. 

The Faculty committee includes Mr. Kirk Washburn; Assistant Principal, Ms. Michelle Lundy, Mrs. Petrie; Language Arts and Mrs. Fox, Guidance Counselor










Sheridan Middle School
8660 Sheridan Road
Thornville, OH 43076

Phone: (740) 743-1315
Fax: (740) 743-3319