WEST COLUMBIA, SC -- Northside Middle School’s top academic performers can now be considered for a new recognition.
The Lexington Two middle school is establishing a chapter of the National Junior Honor Society in the 2020-21 school year. The national organization recognizes students for their accomplishments and challenges them to develop further through involvement in school activities and community service, according to its website.
To become a member, students must be selected as a candidate by the local chapter’s faculty council. Students who meet their chapter’s cumulative GPA requirement are then considered for membership based on service, leadership, citizenship and character. Students who qualify will be inducted into the society along with other academic scholars, said Northside Principal Matt Schilit.
“The 2021 establishment of Northside Middle's National Junior Honor Society will provide opportunities to celebrate and recognize academic excellence, as well as help us further reach our goal of educating the whole child,” Schilit said.
The National Junior Honor Society was established in 1929 and today has chapters in all 50 states.