Joining the National Junior Honor Society

Joining the National Junior Honor Society photo

Earlier this month, James Wilson Young Middle School recognized the 59 members of the National Junior Honor Society during the school’s annual induction ceremony. The recognized students were joined by district administration, staff members and family in honor of their multiple academic and altruistic achievements.

During the course of the evening, students were provided with inspiring speeches from Bayport Blue Point High School's Honor Society President Michael Grogan, as well as Vice Presidents Parker Schug and Matt Nolan. 

National Junior Honor Society student-musicians filled the air with lovely music during the celebration, led by chorus teacher Adam Mazzaferro, orchestra teacher Carl Leichthammer and band teacher Matthew Hurst. Additionally, a musical solo was sung by National Junior Honor Society member Emily Denton. 

After the five pillars of the National Junior Honor Society were represented through a candlelighting ceremony, James Wilson Young Middle School Principal Robert Haas, along with Assistant Principal Nicole Cush, presented members with official certificates of membership. The evening concluded when members were formally inducted into the society through the official National Junior Honor Society pledge of oath, led by Mr. Haas.

After the ceremony, all in attendance were invited to the school’s lobby to enjoy food and refreshments as provided by the James Wilson Young Middle School Parent-Teacher Association.