60 Middle Schoolers Inducted into NJHS

60 Middle Schoolers Inducted into NJHS
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Fort Worth Country Day’s chapter of the National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) hosted its Induction Ceremony on Tuesday, April 11. Four eighth-grade, 10 seventh-grade and 46 sixth-grade candidates joined the organization, which includes 86 seventh- and eighth-grade members. 

New members are sixth graders John Cosby Askins, Avery Bell, Bliss Boydstun, Witt Bumstead, Hayes Casey, Emory Chu, Kelsey Chu, Lola Cowden, Bo Crumley, Elle Dagley, Knox Davidson, Nathaniel DeLaughter, Quan Dinh, Cathleen Disney, Charlie Dykes, William Edwards, Georgia Erwin, Harvey Firestone, Lila Galati, Lexi Gasca, Morgan Gatzke, Caden Grace, Elaine Hasenzahl, Harmon Hong, Kathryn Huff, Eva Kim, Burkley Massey, Sarah Mitchell McMillan, Milly McMurry, Carrick McPadden, Lane Mitchell, Meg Mitchell, Lillianna Moody-Radle, Vy Nguyen, James Ogle, Hattie Beth Parsons, Emily Proell, Laila Rafati, Beckett Shropshire, Stella Silva, Caroline Sparks, Ava Spikes, Smith Stephens, Will Tiblets, John Todora and Laila Williams; seventh graders Nathan Chung, Chase Hatfield, Caroline Knutson, J.D. Lee, Jon-Scott Navin, Fiona Payne, Julia Pham, Jack Rodgers, William Snyder and Ben Vaughn; and eighth graders Ashley Rogers, Claire Schwartz, Emily Simpson and Emmy Strathmeyer. NJHS Co-Sponsors are Lesley Francis and Christine Spikes

Head of School Eric Lombardi was this year’s keynote speaker. He congratulated the inductees on this “big deal” milestone and cited the purpose of the National Junior Honor Society aligning with FWCD’s core values. “There are standards of academic excellence our students must consistently uphold to be inducted into this honor society,” Lombardi noted, “but the five pillars of NJHS … character, leadership, service, scholarship and citizenship draw parallels to our core values. 

“Kindness is my favorite core value. Be kind. Help others. Be a stopper of meanness and spreader of kindness,” he continued. “Everything falls into place when we are kind.”

All inductees learned about the five pillars of NJHS through the lighting of the candles during the ceremony. They ended with the citing of the NJHS Pledge. FWCD’s Middle School has had a National Junior Honor Society Chapter on campus since 1998. 

About NJHS

The National Junior Honor Society elevates a school’s commitment to the values of scholarship, service, leadership, character, and citizenship. It helps middle-level students develop the knowledge and skills to become well-rounded student leaders in their school, community, and beyond. NJHS chapters operate in all 50 states and schools worldwide, engaging and serving more than one million students.


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60 Middle Schoolers Inducted into NJHS

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