Having displayed the characteristics the society was founded upon, 50 Rocky Point Middle School eighth-graders were recently inducted into the school’s chapter of the National Junior Honor Society.
During the 10th annual induction ceremony, current members, administrators and staff spoke about the work of the NJHS in years past and the hopes they have for the new inductees.
“I encourage you to make small positive actions each day, as they will add up
to great achievements,” stated NJHS President Paul Picciotti. “Each of you has been nominated for membership because you exemplify the characteristics that are not only important here tonight, but also an important part of your everyday life.”
During the ceremony, each of the NJHS officers spoke about the pillars that
define the organization’s members and mission – scholarship, service, leadership, citizenship and character – and lit a candle symbolizing each of these qualities.
“Tonight we recognize you for the choices and the sacrifices that you have
made,” stated Principal Dr. Scott O’Brien. “These choices have set you apart from your peers, and we are proud of you because of them. We all look forward to the great things that you will achieve in the future.”