The National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) is an international student organization consisting of chapters in middle schools that focus on student achievement and community engagement.

Today, it is estimated that more than one million students participate in NJHS activities. NJHS chapters are found in all 50 states, US Territories, and around the world. Chapter membership not only recognizes students for their accomplishments, but challenges them to develop further through active involvement in school activities and community service.

BASIS Independent Fremont was proud to induct its third cohort of National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) members last month. While the global pandemic has limited every school’s ability to conduct many of their typical events, we felt that it was important to carry forward the tradition of honoring our students who have set themselves apart by embodying the principles for which NJHS was founded to uphold. These inductees were selected after a rigorous application process that included an evaluation of their academic performance, their behavioral record, and faculty recommendations provided by their teachers. 

The National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) elevates a school’s commitment to the values of scholarship, service, leadership, character, and citizenship. These five pillars have been associated with membership in the organization since its inception in 1929. To celebrate our 31 new inductees, five distinguished members of our faculty and staff read statements to represent the importance of each pillar. Congratulatory remarks were then offered by the newly elected Student President of our NJHS chapter, Allyson W., as well as by our Head of School, Dr. Ashley Leyba. 

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Pictured above: Allyson W. (President ), Karissa T. (Vice President), Rishi G. (Treasurer), Christopher L. (Secretary), 

Throughout the rest of the year, under the guidance of Associate Head of School, Mr. Brandon McNeice, our school’s NJHS Chapter Advisor, these students will serve as leaders among their peers. They are already underway discussing multiple student-submitted service project proposals, focused on helping both our school and the broader Fremont community. Looking forward to next fall, we are excited that our school will have grown to the grade level necessary for us to induct our first National Honor Society members, the high school equivalent of NJHS. With new hope that we will soon come out the other side of this pandemic, we can’t wait to see what our honor society members will be able to accomplish once they return to campus. 

Stay tuned for more updates from our NJHS as well as the developments of our National Honor Society!

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