The current members of the National Junior Honor Society conducted a beautiful ceremony to induct 15 new members from the 7th grade into the Bullis chapter of the organization.
To be considered for NJHS, students must have maintained a 90% average from 6th grade through the second trimester of 7th grade. From there, students may apply for consideration by discussing their participation in leadership and community service inside and outside of School. Applicants also write an essay explaining why they want to be part of NJHS and what they will do within the program if selected. A Faculty Council blindly reviews each application based on the five traits that form NJHS—character, service, leadership, citizenship and scholarship.
Masters of Ceremonies Bryana Small and Jacob Fishman lead the ceremony, which included an address by Middle School Teacher Frazier Stowers, who was selected by the current 8th grade members to speak. Current members also spoke on each of the five NJHS traits—Erica Nabatkhorian spoke on scholarship, Carly Cohen on leadership, Brooke Priddy on service, Annika Jansa on citizenship and Tessa Porter on character. Middle School Principal Tamara Schurdak and Head of School Dr. Gerald Boarman also spoke at the ceremony.
Madison Foery and Andrew Goldberg inducted the new members, and Mia-Irene Gyau lead the group in the NJHS pledge.
Congratulations to the new members: