Membership in the National Junior Honor Society is one of the highest honors that can be awarded to a student at New Albany Middle School. The National Junior Honor Society strives to recognize the total student. Standards for selection include five areas of achievement: scholarship, leadership, service, character, and citizenship.
Candidates for membership in the National Junior Honor Society must have a 3.5 grade point average, and participate in two or more community or school activities. Additionally, students must show active participation in three or more service projects in the school or community, and demonstrate the highest qualities of character, measured in terms of integrity, behavior, ethics, and cooperation with both students and faculty. Finally, participation of the student in civic-related organizations and activities is considered.
Seventh and eighth grade members of the National Junior Honor Society conduct service projects each year. The organization sponsors annual food drives and works diligently soliciting funds to aid the victims of natural disasters. Other fundraisers in which students have participated are Relay for Life (American Cancer Society), Math Counts (St. Jude Research Hospital), and collecting money and items for needy children within our school family. Melissa Tate and Leanne Tate George serve as advisors for the New Albany Middle School chapter.