National Junior Honor Society Inductions

National Junior Honor Society Inductions photo
As a result of their outstanding academic achievements and dedication, 64 eighth-grade students at James Wilson Young Middle School were recently inducted into the school’s chapter of the National Junior Honor Society.  

All applicants maintained an unrounded, unweighted raw average of at least 92 throughout the last two marking quarters of sixth grade and all four marking quarters of seventh grade, provided 10 or more hours of community service, showed involvement in their school through sports or clubs, and wrote an essay describing why they believe they should be a member of this organization. All members met, if not exceeded, the requirements set forth by the National Junior Honor Society. 
During the ceremony, a variety of speakers addressed the inductees. The National Junior Honor Society co-advisers, Andrew Peshkur and Kimberly Benedict, defined the qualities all candidates must possess —  knowledge, scholarship, citizenship, service, leadership and character. Principal Robert Haas also expanded on the quality of character and conveyed the importance of being grateful and noted that these members have a vast amount of potential to tap into for their future endeavors. Throughout the evening, NJHS members of the band, chorus and orchestra also performed several musical pieces.
All 64 inductees exhibited their first act of service by donating one or more food items to a local food pantry.