Middle School Students Inducted into NJHS

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As a result of their outstanding scholarship, leadership, service, citizenship and character, 39 eighth-graders at James Wilson Young Middle School in the Bayport-Blue Point School District have been inducted into the National Junior Honor Society. In order to qualify for this honor, the students were required to maintain a 92 unrounded average, perform 10 hours of community service, exhibit exemplary behavior, and show involvement in their school through participation in sports or clubs, as well as write an essay describing why they feel they should be a member of the NJHS.
        
During a special ceremony, the inductees were honored and praised for their track record of success and sworn in as official members. Dr. Timothy Hearney, the district’s assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction, began the evening by congratulating the inductees and wishing them well on their future school endeavors. Reflecting upon their time as members, seniors Cassie Dooley, the high school's National Honor Society student president, and Laura Chant, NHS member, spoke about the importance of school and community involvement and how their dedication and commitment has paid off. After participating in a candlelighting ceremony, the inductees recited an oath of allegiance led by Principal Sue Haske and the audience enjoyed a number of musical selections performed by students. As their first NJHS act of service, the inductees donated canned goods as part of the ceremony.