Celebrating with NJHS

  • An Occasion to Celebrate

    Scholarship, Service, Leadership, Character, & Citizenship

    at the National Junior Honor Society

    For the fifty-nine Seventh-graders and two Eighth-graders, the Sayville Middle School National Junior Honor Society annual induction was a well-earned reward.

    These students, who have maintained a grade average of 95 or above for four quarters, exemplified the five attributes of Scholarship, Service, Leadership, Character, and  Citizenship required to become a member of  the prestigious National Junior Honor Society.

    Middle School Principal Thomas Murray and NJHS advisor Mrs. Lloyd-Matthews were proud to welcome the inductees and their families for the evening ceremony.

    Assisting with the celebration, Eighth-grade society members participated by opening with the Pledge of Allegiance (Moira Mahoney), describing the five attributes: Scholarship (Jeremy Hirsch), Service (Michael Lofaro), Leadership (Jenna Deignan), Character (Philip Rinaldi, III), and Citizenship (Katheryn Donohue), announcing the inductees (Megan Collins, Devin Dolan, and Christina O’Leary), and lighting the symbolic candles (Gabriele Thornton). After all the new members received their certificates and handshakes from Mr. Murray on stage, they returned to their seats where current member Amelia Flaumenhaft led the inductees in the NJHS pledge.

    Closing the ceremony with parting words, Mrs. Lloyd-Matthews reminded the new members that they are required to continue upholding the attributes of scholarship, leadership, service, citizenship, and character as they complete their years at the Middle School, while Mr. Murray commended the students for bringing such pride to the Sayville Middle School community.

    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.

    Congratulations to the following:



      1. Amanda Albanese                              
      2. Harrison Bench                                  
      3. Emily Benedetto                                
      4. Liam Berlingieri                                 
      5. Lauren Birong                                    
      6. Bettina Bonfiglio                                
      7. Sierra Boyce                                       
      8. Kylie Buck                                           
      9. Simone Carniaux                                
      10. Nicholas Cameron                             
      11. Mary Jo Chan                                     
      12. Alexandra Coia                                  
      13. Cory Cutrone                                      
      14. Mackenzie Damon                             
      15. Jack Davis                                           
      16. Cassandra Deutcsh                            
      17. Cayleigh Dillon                                   
      18. Laura Eichele                                     
      19. Andrew Faughnan                              
      20. John Gaconnier                                  
      21. Maxwell Gallo                                    
      22. Nita George                                       
      23. Eric Gustafson                                    
      24. Sara Holmes                                       
      25. Owen Ifferte                                      
      26. Julia Kaczmarek                                 
      27. Emily Manning                                   
      28. Evan May                                           
      29. Michael McKillop                                                       
      30. Deanna McNally
      31. Gabriella Medeck
      32. Joshua Minutello
      33. Keira Mizzi
      34. Timothy Mohrmann
      35. Kathryn Murphy
      36. Jenna Newman
      37. Thomas Nielsen
      38. Hannah Rose Niggemeier
      39. Anna O’Connell
      40. Emily Parsowith
      41. Gretchen Persan
      42. Christopher Pilutik
      43. Christopher Pitre
      44. Jordan Ramsaywak
      45. Kelly Read
      46. Madeline Recker
      47. Avery Rosado
      48. Cassandra Rosado
      49. Donald Schweikert
      50. Lillian Schweikert
      51. Sohum Sheth
      52. Abigail Sneddon
      53. Ian Surdi
      54. Amy Tomko
      55. Alexander Urmaza
      56. Patrick VanWickler
      57. Madelyn Wagner
      58. Liam Wallace
      59. Samantha Yost




    1.      Matthew Castagna

    2.      Colleen McGrath