National JUNIOR Honor Society Induction
Celebrating thirty years, the Sayville Middle School chapter of the National Junior Honor Society held its annual ceremony during which a total of sixty-six Sayville Middle School students were inducted.
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.
NJHS advisor Mrs. Lloyd-Matthews and Middle School Principal Thomas Murray welcomed the inductees and their families to the evening ceremony, while current society members assisted with the traditional proceedings. As each of the five attributes was reviewed in order by Michelle Buono (scholarship), Isabelle Byrne (service), Ihtesham Khan (leadership), Krista Birong (character), and Jayna Catalina (citizenship), Tyler Maslak lit the corresponding (electric) candle.
After current member Hailey Decker asked all the inductees to stand and recite the pledge, current members Brieanna Baldante, Caroline Collins, Lauren Flaumenhaft, and Jessica Fraccalvieri 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 Mackenzie Koster led the inductees in the NJHS Pledge.
Closing the ceremony with parting words, Mr. Murray expressed his confidence that the inductees would continue 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).
George Werner, Jr.
Harry Berg, IV