2017 National Junior Honor Society Induction
The 2017 National Junior Honor Society Induction
Celebrating its thirty-second induction ceremony, the Sayville Middle School chapter of the National Junior Honor Society recognized the achievements of seventy-eight Middle School students.
The NJHS is the leading organization that recognizes exceptional middle-level students who have successfully demonstrated excellence in the areas of scholarship, leadership, service, citizenship, and character throughout their Middle School years. In addition to demonstrating these exemplary qualities, each student had to maintain an average of 95 or above for four quarters and was required to submit a letter of application.
The Sayville Middle School inductees and their families were welcomed to the evening ceremony by NJHS advisor Mrs. Lloyd-Matthews and Middle School Principal Thomas Murray while the current society members assisted with the traditional proceedings. After the Pledge of Allegiance was led by Alex Petruzzelli, select NJHS members enumerated one-by-one the five attributes necessary to qualify for the induction: Michaela Re read about scholarship, Conor McGrath explained service, Chris Zender described leadership, Laniee Buck defined character, and Kaitlyn Menze clarified citizenship, while Jordan Milo lit the corresponding (electric) candle.
In addition NJHS members Hannah Blaskiewicz, Corinne Entenberg, Sarah Gover, Dominique Rinaldi, Elizabeth White, and Elizabeth Yoskowitz called each inductee by name in alphabetical order to take the stage and receive their award certificates and handshakes from Mr. Murray and Mrs. Lloyd-Matthews.
After the certificates were awarded, current NJHS member Angela Keane led the inductees in the NJHS Pledge.
Closing the ceremony with parting words, both Mrs. Lloyd-Matthews and Mr. Murray expressed their confidence in the inductees’ ability to maintain their academic standing and be engaged in community-service projects or activities throughout the school year. Congratulations to the following students (see list below).
7th Grade National Junior Honor Society Members
8th Grade National Junior Honor Society Members