NATIONAL JUNIOR HONOR SOCIETY
LUTHER BURBANK CHAPTER
The Luther Burbank Chapter of the National Junior Honor Society has a long and distinguished history. It was first established in 1950 when Burbank Middle School was a Junior High School. After a period of inactivity it was re-activated in 2010 and has been working ever since. Students undergo a selection process which we explain below, and the person who is responsible for ensuring the Society's tenets are followed is the Teacher Adviser. Our current Teacher Adviser is Ms. Amanda Vasquez, and she is aided in her work by a committee of volunteer teachers from all our academies.
The purpose of this organization shall be to create enthusiasm for scholarship, to stimulate a desire to render service, to promote leadership, to develop character, and to encourage good citizenship in the students of secondary schools.
Requirements for Membership:
Section 1. To be eligible for membership the candidate must be a member of those classes (second semester sixth grade, seventh grade, eighth grade, or ninth grade) designated as eligible in the chapter bylaws. (Ninth graders in a 9-12 school may not be inducted into either NJHS or NHS, nor can that school operate a chapter of NJHS as per these guidelines and those of the National Honor Society.) Candidates must have been in attendance at the school the equivalent of one semester.
Section 2. The national minimum standard for scholarship shall be a cumulative scholastic average of at least 85 percent, B, or 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) or the equivalent standard of excellence. Candidates shall then be evaluated on the basis of service, leadership, character, and citizenship.
Section 3. The selection of each member to the chapter shall be by a majority vote of the Faculty Council. Prior to notification of any candidates, the chapter adviser shall review with the principal the results of the Faculty Council’s deliberations.
Section 4. A description of the selection procedure shall be published in an official school publication that is widely available in a timely fashion to all students and parents of the school. The selection procedure shall be determined by the Faculty Council and shall be consistent with the rules and regulations of NJHS.
Section 5. NASSP shall not review the judgment of the Faculty Council regarding selection of individual members to local chapters.
Section 1. Each chapter shall determine one or more service projects for each year.
Section 2. All members shall regularly participate in these projects.
Section 3. These projects shall have the following characteristics: Fulfill a need within the school or community; have the support of the administration and the faculty; be appropriate and educationally defensible; be well planned, organized, and executed.
Section 4. Each member shall have the responsibility for choosing and participating in an individual service project that reflects his or her particular talents and interests. This is in addition to the chapter projects to which all members contribute.
Section 5. Each chapter shall publicize its projects in a positive manner.
If you have any questions about the National Junior Honor Society, please contact Ms. Vasquez in room T-10.