National JUNIOR Honor Society Induction

  • 2016

    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).



    Amanda Acker

    Taylor Banks

    Cameron Batterberry

    Sebastian Berlingieri

    Hannah Blaskiewicz

    Kathryn Brady

    Madison Brand

    Lainee Buck

    Nicholas Buffardi

    Kevin Bunk  

    Robert Burgos

    Colin Caraher

    Jaden Catalina

    Alex Chatterton

    Jack Cheshire

    Christopher Contaldi

    Caroline Crawford

    Victoria Earvolino

    Corinne Entenberg

    Tara   Feather

    Cristiana Ferreira

    Dean Gennosa

    Courtney Giattino

    Nicholas Gibbons

    Amber Gidden

    Joseph Golio

    Sarah Gover

    Christina Guiffre       

    Emily Hartman

    Christian Jones

    Adam Jones

    Angela Keane
    Mary Madigan

    Emily Maha 

    Aidan McCullough

    Conor McGrath

    Meghan McLaughlin  

    Kaitlyn Menze

    Brendan Meserve

    Criag Messina

    Ariel Meza

    Jordan Milo

    Marcus Minutello

    Aidan Montalbine

    Jennifer O’Leary

    Henry Pedisich

    Alex Petruzzelli

    Jack Pierce

    Sanjeeda Rahman

    Michaela Re

    Dominique Rinaldi

    Emily Rosado

    Tyler Schaefer

    Katrina Schieck

    Grace Urmaza

    Ryan VanBoxel

    George Werner, Jr.

    Elizabeth White

    Elizabeth Yoskowitz

    Christopher Zender

    Katherine Zender       




    Lilia Bartolotta

    Harry Berg, IV

    James DeSabato

    Matthew Larkin

    Taylor Maddy