National Junior Honor Society (NJHS)

The National Junior Honor Society at Holy Redeemer School is named The St. Joseph Chapter in order to honor St. Joseph because by his holy life he modeled faith, quality of honor, and service.  The five pillars of the Society are Scholarship, Leadership, Citizenship, Responsibility, and Character.  Students in grades six through eight are invited to apply for membership to the National Junior Honor Society after the first two quarters of the academic year if they have earned a grade point average of 3.5 or better.

The Faculty Council, which is comprised of five teachers, reviews all applications and supporting documentation.   Accepted students are inducted into the National Junior Honor Society during the annual induction ceremony which takes place each year in mid-March.  New members and their parents are honored with an induction ceremony which features a distinguished guest speaker followed by a formal dinner reception.

The National Junior Honor Society members provide peer tutoring for Holy Redeemer School on Thursdays during the lunch-recess period, assist with honor roll and award ceremonies, sell ice cream daily during recess, serve as tour guides and representatives during special school functions, and lead the school in various service projects throughout the academic year.  In past years members have also held bake sales to raise money for those in need and have participated in Operation Welcome Home.  Please contact Mrs. Melanie Ness at mness@holy-redeemer.org for further information.