Phoenix Middle School welcomed in its newest members to the National Junior Honor Society on May 18, in front of a packed auditorium filled with family members, friends and school staff.
Eight eighth graders and 32 seventh graders joined the 30 eighth graders who are already NJHS members.
The newest NJHS inductees include:
Front row (from left), eighth graders: Nicholas Anditon, Lucas DeLara, Amy Encizo, Jarrett Forster (eighth grade), Lauren Hamell (eighth grade), Michelle Johnson, Arelis Laureano, Hunter Schwarz;
Second row, seventh graders: Jared Amborn, Madalyn Krablean, Ariel Austin, Harim Cano, Ismael Coello, Cassidy Dodge, Abigail Even, Emily Geffers, Alexandra Gonzales, Alyssa Gonzalez;
Third row, seventh graders: Hunter Huber, Cristian Jaramillo, Samuel Ksycki, Jada Ludens, Dayne Ludlum, Taylor McKinney, Julian Ochoa, Luis Nova, Xavier Ortiz, Jose Valadez;
Fourth row, seventh graders: Priyanka Patel, Chandni Patel, Jennyfer Perez, Jessica Pohl, Nilda Ruvalcaba, Autumn Schauer, Noah Smith, Gary Taylor, Jesus Solis-Sanchez, Xhevat Tahiri, Jordan Ziolkowski
The National Honor Society (NHS) and National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) are the nation’s premier organizations established to recognize outstanding high school and middle level students. More than just an honor roll, NHS and NJHS serve to honor those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of Scholarship, Leadership, Service, and Character (and Citizenship for NJHS). These characteristics have been associated with membership in the organization since their beginnings in 1921 and 1929.
Today, it is estimated that more than one million students participate in activities of the NHS and NJHS. NHS and NJHS chapters are found in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, many U.S. Territories, and Canada. Chapter membership not only recognizes students for their accomplishments, but challenges them to develop further through active involvement in school activities and community service.