Fort Worth Country Day’s chapter of the National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) hosted its Induction Ceremony on Tuesday, April 18. Two eighth-grade candidates, eight seventh-grade candidates and 40 sixth-grade candidates joined the organization, which comprises 64 seventh- and eighth-grade members who were inducted last spring.
This year’s candidates are sixth-graders Camden Abercrombie, Christopher Baker, Lola Barajas, Rob Batton, Brock Bethea, Ben Blahitka, Lillian Buchanan, Liam Callahan, Julia Clinkscale, Lada Corcoran, Brennan Cox, Jordan Cyprian, Georgia Ethridge, Temilolu Fabuyi, Eliana Garcia, Jeremy Henderson, Emma Hermesmeyer, Caroline Homan, Sutton Howard, Diya Kaliyambath, Abbie Klein, Caroline Klein, Carson Lee, Rocco Leoni, Matthew Lobo, Paxton Matthews, Seth Mayhue, Jack Mezey, Lauren Mitchell, Kennedy Packer, Jaiden Patel, Cooper Quisenberry, Paul Ray, Caroline Readinger, Luke Rollins, Mohid Sadiq, Caroline Sanders, Holt Smith, Gil Wroten, Josh Wu; seventh-graders Miles Childress, Jacqui Cook, Anna Hooton, Sawyer Pardue, Sebastian Salazar, Leela Vallurupalli, Landen Walker, Gavin Zoota; and eighth-graders Lily Escamilla and Abby Timmerman.
The National Junior Honor Society is the nation’s premier organization established to recognize outstanding middle school level students. More than just an honor roll, NJHS serves to honor those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of scholarship, service, leadership, character and citizenship. These characteristics have been associated with membership in the organization since its beginning in 1929.
Today, it is estimated that more than one million students participate in official Honor Society activities. NHS and NJHS chapters are found in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, many U.S. territories and Canada. Chapter membership not only recognizes students for their accomplishments, but also challenges them to develop further through active involvement in school activities and community service.
Five main purposes have guided chapters of NJHS from the beginning: to create enthusiasm for scholarship; to stimulate a desire to render service; to promote leadership; to encourage responsible citizenship; and to develop character in the students of secondary schools. These purposes also translate into the criteria used for membership selection in each local chapter.