C-S Middle School Charters National Junior Honor Society

C-S Middle School Charters National Junior Honor Society
Posted on 04/19/2018

Clyde-Savannah Middle School has established a chapter of the National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) to recognize its most outstanding 6th through 8th grade students. Principal Jennifer Kelly, along with several administrators, Board of Education Members, and chapter advisor Melanie Cerra recognized the inaugural class of 23 students in a moving ceremony the evening of Wednesday, April 18. The students inducted are as follows:

6th Grade: Jacob Edwards, Ava Eyrich, Alexandra McGee, Brianna Sullivan, Samantha Sullivan

7th Grade: Emma Farnbach, Olivia Geil, Timothy Henry, Makenna Lewis, Jessica Montemorano, Peyton Nolin, Kylie Paylor, Madison Secor, Quillan Shimp

8th Grade: Abigail Bastedo, Eduardo Chagoya, Joseline Cortez, Angelenia Dennis, Kelsie DiSanto, Shania Gonyeau, Colton Rice, Paige Varalli, Kaitlyn Walters

The National Junior Honor Society is the nation’s premier organization established to recognize outstanding middle level students. More than just an honor roll, NJHS serves to honor those who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of scholarship, service, leadership, character, and citizenship.

Today, it is estimated that more than one million students participate in official Honor Society activities. NJHS chapters are found in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, many US territories, and Canada. Chapter membership not only recognizes students for their accomplishments, but challenges them to develop further through active involvement in school activities and community service.

“I am thrilled that Clyde-Savannah Middle School has established a relationship with this esteemed organization,” says Principal Jennifer Kelly. “Having an NJHS chapter will not only recognize our outstanding students, but also provide our entire student body with another resource for peer-leadership that will resonate throughout their K-12 careers.”

Five main purposes have guided chapters of NJHS from the beginning and translate into the criteria used for membership selection at Clyde-Savannah Middle School:

  • To create enthusiasm for scholarship
  • To stimulate a desire to render service
  • To promote leadership
  • To encourage responsible citizenship
  • To develop character in the students of secondary schools

At the local level, chapters of the National Junior Honor Society are supervised by faculty advisers. At Clyde-Savannah Middle School, school counselor Melanie Cerra has been tapped for this role.

“As a member of National Honor Society, I am excited to share my passion for community service with the inaugural class of NJHS students,” says Miss Cerra. “We have a lot in store for these remarkable young people and can’t wait to develop these student leaders through such a prestigious national program right here in Clyde-Savannah.”