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Applications for Fall 2020 Membership are due by Thursday, September 24. Late applications will NOT be accepted. Links to the online application can be found on your English class’s Google Classroom stream. You can also contact Ms. D (email below).


CJSF meetings take place on the second Monday of the month at lunch in the DUSD Board room.

Please note: Meetings are currently taking place virtually on the second Monday at 12:30PM. A Google Meet link will be sent out to members.

2020-2021 Meeting Dates:
September 28*
October 12
November 9
December 14
January 11
February 8
March 8
April 12
May 10
June 7*

*irregular meeting date – not a second Monday of the month

About CJSF

The purpose of the California Junior Scholarship Federation (CJSF) is to foster high standards of scholarship and citizenship on the part of students in California’s middle and junior high schools. This is a state-wide organization with over 800 chapters, and is an extension of the California Scholarship Federation (CSF).

The CSF organization began in 1921, led by teachers at Long Beach Poly High School, who believed there should be a state-wide group to honor outstanding high school students. These ideals were extended to middle schools in 1967 when CJSF was founded.

In keeping with the long tradition of CJSF, membership in Durham Intermediate’s chapter will, in addition to honoring students for their scholastic achievement and model conduct, encourage students to give back to the school and community through acts of service. There are a variety of opportunities to complete service hours each semester.

The Honor Award is given to eighth graders who have qualified and fulfilled the responsibilities of membership for at least 3 of the 4 semesters in 7th and 8th grade. Honor Awardees receive a certificate and are recognized at Eighth Grade Promotion. Honor Awardees are invited to join CSF in high school during their 9th grade year if they qualify.

Membership is open to all 8th graders and spring-semester 7th graders. Fall-semester 7th graders may apply and be admitted as non-voting associate members. Associate members do not pay dues, cannot vote, and will not get credit toward the Honor Award for that semester. However, they are able to attend meetings, participate in discussions, and help at fundraisers. Eligibility is determined using the prior semester’s grades which must be mostly As and Bs. A D or F in any subject during either quarter disqualifies the student. Meetings take place on the 2nd Monday of each month at lunch in the DUSD Board room.

We look forward to a great semester.
Welcome to CJSF!


Jesse De MercurioTeacher
(530) 895-4684 x243