JUNIOR SCHOLARSHIP SOCIETY
The plan for the Junior Scholarship Society was formulated by the Hinsdale Board of Education and Administration, in cooperation with members of the National Honor Society and their advisor. Its chief purpose is to give recognition to those students who have attained high scholastic achievement, but who are not eligible for membership in the National Honor Society because of grade level. Requirements for membership into the Junior Scholarship Society are as follows:
School. Only those teachers having the student in a class or study hall at the present time are given the Citizenship Rating Sheets. If a certain percentage of teachers vote no (3 or more) the candidate is removed from the eligibility list. Although there is a similarity in format between the Junior Scholarship Society Program and the National Honor Society Program, the two groups are completely separate organizations. The Honor Society, which is under the jurisdiction of a National Constitution, is open to students of the sophomore, junior and senior level.
3. The Junior Scholarship Society also has its rules and regulations as approved by the Hinsdale Board of Education. All candidates, once inducted, are permanent members, unless they fail to maintain a 90% average. Each year the averages of the present members shall be reevaluated in order to determine if a member has dropped below 90%. If any members shall fall below this 90%, he will automatically lose his membership. Finally, election to the Junior Scholarship Society DOES NOT imply membership to the National Honor Society, whose membership is controlled by the Constitution of the National Honor Society.
The second criteria for selection is good citizenship. "Good School Citizenship" is the quality of an individual’s response to membership in the Hinsdale Central School. The characteristics of this quality may include:
1. Desirable and proper conduct of a student in a classroom.
2. Student behavior which is not disruptive to the learning process.
3. Student acceptance of constructive criticism.
4. Positive response generated toward the school staff, school peers, school rules and the use of school property.
5. Generally cooperative and pleasant.