SLEEPY HOLLOW, N.Y. Sleepy Hollow Middle School Principal Elizabeth Lopez said the induction of a student into the National Junior Honor Society isn't just about good grades. It's about character, leadership and service.
A ceremony such as this is a wonderful way for the school and community to recognize and celebrate the choices our students have made, Lopez said. I believe what should make our students and parents most proud is the work that had to be accomplished to earn this honor.
Sleepy Hollow Middle School inducted 28 sixth, seventh and eighth-graders into the National Junior Honor Society Monday night with a special candlelight ceremony. The induction included a discussion of the honor society's required five qualities: character, scholarship, leadership, service and citizenship.
National Junior Honor Society Advisor Deidre Sullivan congratulated the students on their inductions, noting they were chosen by the faculty council. She also highlighted the work of current members: all members completed 20 hours of service this year in conjunction with their membership. Sullivan and other Sleepy Hollow Middle School officials honored 47 other students who had maintained their membership in the honor society as well.
Eighth-grade student and current honor society member Elizabeth Silver said her time spent serving others has been rewarding. Silver volunteered through tutoring and local environmental clean-ups.
The National Junior Honor Society is about students helping the community in various ways, she said.
Silver's classmate Zoe Kaplan agreed and encouraged the new inductees to volunteer in any way they could. Every bit you can give helps, she said.
2012 National Junior Honor Society Inductees:
Emma Sylves Berry
Taylor Jayne Knight
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