NJHS Inducts New Members

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James Wilson Young Middle School recognized the scholastic achievements of 42 eighth-graders by inducting them into its chapter of the National Junior Honor Society this October.

During the ceremony, a variety of speakers addressed the inductees and encouraged them to embody the founding characteristics of the organization: knowledge, scholarship, citizenship, service, leadership and character. Current members also spoke in detail about each of these attributes while leading the candle-lighting ceremony, and the school’s band, chorus and orchestra provided musical interludes. 

The inductees exhibited their first act of service by donating one or more food items to a local food pantry.

To qualify for induction, all applicants were required to meet a strict set of criteria, which includes: a 92 unrounded, unweighted raw average throughout the last two marking quarters of sixth grade and all four marking quarters of seventh grade; 10 or more hours of community service; involvement in school sports or clubs; and a personal essay describing why they believe they should be a member.