The OLA Lynnfield chapter of Our Lady of the Assumption School is a duly chartered and affiliated chapter of the National Junior Honor Society. Membership is open to those students who meet the required standards of evaluation: scholarship, leadership, service, citizenship, and character.
Standards for selection are established by the national office of NJHS and have been modified for our local chapter. Students are selected to be members by a five-member Faculty Council, appointed by the principal, which bestows this honor upon qualified students on behalf of the faculty of our school each year. Students in the 7th and 8th grade may be eligible for membership in our local chapter.
The Faculty Council reviews the Candidates’ forms and the students’ school disciplinary records. The Faculty Council may also ask members of the faculty for input regarding their professional thoughts on a candidate’s service activities, character, citizenship, and leadership. This information is carefully reviewed by the Faculty Council to determine membership. A majority vote of the Council is necessary for selection.
Induction to NJHS
A formal induction ceremony is held to recognize all the newly selected members. Once inducted, new members are required to maintain the same level of performance in all five criteria that led to their selection. Students are also obligated to attend chapter meetings held monthly during the school year and to participate in the chapter service projects.
A student must have a minimum grade point to qualify for National Junior Honor Society.
Upon invitation, the student must complete a Candidate form that provides the Faculty Council with information regarding the candidate’s leadership and service.
In addition to involvement in leadership activities, participation in student activity organizations and meet the required hours of community service as well.