The NJHS at Grimmer Middle School is an organization that promotes appropriate recognition for its students who reflect outstanding accomplishments in the areas of scholarship, leadership, character, service, and citizenship.
Students are eligible to apply for membership in NJHS in seventh and eighth grade provided they have a cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of at least 3.33. In addition to academic excellence, selection for membership is based on exhibited leadership, honorable and admirable character, service demonstrating that the prospective member is willing to use talents and skills for the improvement of society. Selection for membership is by a faculty committee and is based on their assessments of the candidates’ scholarship, leadership, character, service, and citizenship. Additionally, all teachers at GMS are given the opportunity to provide feedback on prospective members. Each prospective candidate’s conduct and behavior are also assessed. Students must have been involved in at least four extra-curricular activities (a minimum of two school activities and two non-school activities). New members are inducted during an annual ceremony, usually held in mid-April.