2019 7th=Grade National Junior Honor Society Members
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2019 8th-Grade National Junior Honor Society Members
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Grand Total: 104
THROUGH THEIR ATTITUDE AND ACTIONS, SAYVILLE MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS EARN INDUCTION INTO NATIONAL JUNIOR HONOR SOCIETY
Thirty-four years ago, the Sayville Middle School launched its chapter of the National Junior Honor Society. Since that time, the Middle School has recognized thousands of students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of scholarship, leadership, service, citizenship, and character while at the Middle School.
This year Sayville Middle School’s National Junior Honor Society recently celebrated the induction of 104 new members who have maintained an average of 95 or above for four quarters and who submitted a letter of application that expresses their dedication to the principles of the Honor Society.
After opening the evening ceremony with the Pledge of Allegiance, led by Madeline Gibbons, NJHS advisor Mrs. Lloyd-Matthews welcomed the
Seventh- and Eighth-grade inductees and their families. One-by-one select current society members assisted with the traditional proceedings. Some enumerated the five attributes necessary to qualify for the induction: Olivia Desiderio read about Scholarship, Charlize Strittmatter explained Service, Samantha Hmelovsky described Leadership, Ava Gustafston defined Character, and Julie Weisenberger clarified Citizenship, while Olivia Henke lit the corresponding (electric) candle. Other members—Amanda Anderson, Madison Anderson, Natalie Jones, Julia Lynch, Kristin Tellier—called the inductees to the stage to receive their award certificates and handshakes from Middle School Assistant Principal Brian Decker and Mrs. Lloyd-Matthews.
To complete the new members induction, current NJHS member Taylor Totevski led the inductees in the NJHS Pledge.
Closing the ceremony with parting words, Mrs. Lloyd-Matthews reminded the students to continue demonstrating the qualities of the NJHS through their attitude and actions throughout the school year. Assistant Principal Decker praised the students for their participation in numerous community-based service organizations and expressed his hope they would continue to “be inspired to keep our traditions alive and to keep making positive changes for all of us. Once again, congratulations on this great honor.”
The following students who were inducted this year are: (see list).