In 2017, St. Joseph’s National Junior Honor Society Chapter was founded and inducted thirty-seven middle school students. A special candle lighting ceremony and reception was held to honor student inductees who were invited to apply for candidacy. To qualify, students must have an overall average of 90% for the first semester and fill out a "Candidate Activity Application" indicating experience in areas of Leadership, Service, School, and Community activities. Students elected their executive board and planned a group service project.
This student centered project focused on raising awareness for childhood cancer and assisted a parish family with medical expenses raising over $2,000. Students planned a school-wide dance with an “Under the Sea” theme and carnival-style booths with lots of fun activities outside! Following the dance, students were led on a memorable lap and walk around campus which ended with another surprise - snow cones from Kona Ice! For that Wednesday in April 2017, a day typically devoted to “chemo” for Baby Eleanor, our school came together as the family we are, and surrounded her with support, prayers, and love.
In 2018, St. Joseph’s NJHS chapter inducted eleven new middle school students. A special candle lighting ceremony and reception was held to honor student inductees who were invited to apply for candidacy. Beside the academic requirements, students had to indicate experience in areas of Leadership, Service, School, and Community activities.
The NJHS members planned a special service project for Spring 2018 following the election of officers. Students voted to hold a car wash for the school and church community. Students organized themselves into teams and washed many cars over a three hour period earning over $1,200 dollars to buy supplies for science and art classes.