On Thursday-8-February the Bogota Junior Senior High School inducted the next members in their chapter of the National Junior Honor Society. Ten Seventh grade Students and one Eight Grade Student joined the eight grade Students from the class of 2017. The ceremony started with a processional of Student, led by the new inductees, followed by the older members of the Bogota Chapter.
Advisor Karolyn Misa welcomed the the new members and talked about the goals of the NJHS a planning in the coming months. Principal Damian Kennedy next spoke of the work these Student have shown, not only in their Academic achievements, but their effort in assisting in the local community.
This years guest speaker was Bogota Senior, National Honor Society member, Elizabeth Wieskus talked to the new inductees about with all the hard work that comes with this achievement is the pride and excitement being apart of this organization. She told them of while being award this , or any honour, is secondary to the goal of helping others when needed.
The next part was led by Chapter President Kaylin Torres who reviewed the principals of the National Junior Honor Society . Ms Torres started with the requirements for Scholarship: a cumulative GPA of 85, or, 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, or equivalent standard of excellence. She then light the first of five candles symbolic candles. Then other officers continue by describing the other requirements of admission and lighting a candle for each 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.
After the newest members recited the National Junior Honor Society pledge, led by Maryanne Gesmundo. This was followed by Principal Kennedy presenting them with their certificates of acceptance. The final part of the ceremony was when each new member accepting the light of knowledge from others symbolizing their induction to the National Junior Honor Society.
This years new inductees are from Eight Grade Daniela Orrala. From Seventh Grade Valerie Brito, Nevaeh Bustamante-Kunzer, Ashanna Caviness, Gianna Estevez, Simara Fatima, Ciana Gonzalez, Violet Ratliff, Tanais Rojas, Amisha Singh, and Helena Tobin.
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