Phoenix Middle School inducts 49 new NJHS members

The 2015-16 Phoenix Middle School National Junior Honor Society members.

The 2015-16 Phoenix Middle School National Junior Honor Society members. (Click to enlarge.)

Phoenix Middle School welcomed 15 eighth graders and 34 seventh graders into the school’s National Junior Honor Society Friday, May 13.

They join the eight eighth graders who are currently members of this prestigious academic honors club.

The new members are:

8th Grade: Jasmine Arias, Cody Bliss, Alyssa Cardenas, Oscar Garcia Frederick Krablean, Samuel Markling, Liliana Nunez, Pablo Perez, Johanna Quintero, Heather Ream, Karina Torres, Audriana Valadez, Yasmin Valadez, Stephanie Vaughn Nicholas Zikuda;

7th Grade: Gwendolyn Acheson, Lithzy Aleman, Katie Bradley, Sophia Brandt Reinhart, Emily Cameron, Amir Castillo Cano, Michael Cobb, Christina Crawford, Xandria Dreksler, Davyn Elliott, Sylvia Elliott, Hadyn Emmerich, Alizon Hernandez-Espinoza, Molly Jedlicka, Caitlyn Karbash, Gracie Laue, America Lavdas, Morgan Lock, Myles Lockhart, Brianna Manriquez, Nayeli Mercado, Tanya Mollado Martinez, Naitaly Napodano, Hannia Nevarez Martinez, Maria Oliveros, Kate Pehkonen, Collette Riviere, Enrique Rizo, Allison Rosencrans, Francheska Sandoval, Anna Sorg, Perla Valadez, Rudolfo Villarreal, and Breanna Yartey.

The continuing eighth grade members are:

Ivan Aranda, Joseph Gonzales, Maira Leep Simental, Gabriella Montelongo, Judith Perez, Jacob Prado, Samantha Romine and Jordane Torres Raby. 

Phoenix Middle School seventh and eighth graders eligible for NJHS. They are placed on a ballot and are recommended for NJHS based on the following criteria:

  • Scholarship
    Per national guidelines, at a minimum, students must have a cumulative GPA 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale or equivalent standard of excellence.
  • Service
    This involves voluntary contributions made by a student to the school or community, done without compensation.
  • Leadership
    Student leaders are those who are resourceful, good problem solvers, and idea contributors. Leadership experiences can be drawn from school or community activities while working with or for others.
  • Character
    The student of good character is cooperative; demonstrates high standards of honesty and reliability; shows courtesy, concern, and respect for others; and generally maintains a clean disciplinary record.
  • Citizenship
    The student who demonstrates citizenship understands the importance of civic engagement; has a high regard for freedom and justice; respects the U.S. form of government (a representative democracy); respects the law for all citizens at the local, state, and federal levels; and demonstrates mature participation and responsibility in activities such as scouting, community organizations, or school clubs.


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