National Junior Honor Society


The Richard H. Gettys Chapter

of the
National Junior Honor Society

To be eligible for membership consideration, students must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0. Additionally, candidates must meet high standards of service, leadership, and character.

Leadership is based on the student’s participation in two or more community or school activities, along with an election to an office.
To meet the service requirement, the student must be active in nine or more service projects in the school and community.
Character is measured in terms of integrity, behavior, ethics, and cooperation with both students and faculty.
Citizenship is evaluated based on participation and responsible involvement in activities such as scouting, community organizations, and school clubs.

Students are reviewed by a council consisting of faculty members appointed by the principal. 

As members of NJHS, these students will engage in a number of individual and chapter service projects such as Run for 51, which raises money and awareness of domestic violence. Students will raise money for several organizations including United Way, Meals on Wheels, Mary’s House, Safe Harbor, and Make a Wish Foundation.  Students also volunteer in the community for a minimum of twenty-five hours to fulfill membership responsibilities.  

NJHS is the nation’s oldest and best-known student recognition program for middle level students and was founded in 1929 by the National Association of Secondary School Principals. 

NJHS Faculty Advisor:  Tara Hamlett (864)397-3959  TaraHamlett@pickens.k12.sc.us