On Wednesday 25- May the Bogota Junior / Senior High School induction it's first every class to the National Junior Honor Society. 25 Students from the seventh & eight grades made up the inaugural class from Bogota High School. An idea of Superintendent Dr. Letizia Pantoliano for a number of years was brought into existent to recognized those Students that met the high standards of the National Junior Honor Society.
These requirements include for Scholarship: a cumulative GPA of 85, B, 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, or equivalent standard of excellence. For Service: voluntary contributions made by a student to the school or community, done without compensation. In Leadership: Student who are resourceful, good problem solvers, and idea contributors. Leadership experiences can be drawn from school or community activities while working with or for others. For Character: student of good character is cooperative; demonstrates high standards of honesty and reliability; shows courtesy, concern, and respect for others; and generally maintains a clean disciplinary record. And in Citizenship: a Student who demonstrates citizenship understands the importance of civic engagement.
Bogota Junior Honor Society advisor Karolyn Misa welcome the audience and talked of what the inductees needed to do in order to prepare for this moment with their academic and community work. Principal Damian Kennedy thanked the Students for their achievement of dedication to Bogota, and congratulated the Parents on helping to instill a sense of pride of self and community to their children. Dr. Pantoliano also congratulated the Student and thanked the Parent on this achievement.
Then five candles for each one of the pillars of the National Junior Honor Society were lit. Then Michael Zayas Bazan lead the Honor Society pledge before each Student received their certificate of membership into the National Junior Honor Society.
After that each new member passed a light to the next member symbolizing their induction to the NJHS.
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