Friday, February 14, 2020

Junior Honor Society

14- February-2020
  On Thursday-13-February  the Bogota High School chapter of the National Junior Honor Society held their induction ceremony for 2020. Eight Junior High School Students were inducted to this year’s class. Five 7th grade Students, Elizabeth Aguilera, Nova Bustamante- Kunzer, Emily Cabrera, Melissa Jarqiun, and Emily Palagano. And three 8th grade Students Emily Craddock, Joshua Gesmundo,and Paul Vargas became the newest members.
  The ceremony started with Staff  Advisor Karolyn Misa opening the program, She introduced Junior Honor Society President Alyssa Ramirez. Ms. Ramirez then explained the principals and requirement to be selected to join the National Junior Honor Society. Next to speak was High School Vice Principal Dr. Erick Alfonso. His address was to congratulate the Students, as well as their Parents, on their achievement. He continued in saying that this is just one step in their lives and it can be use to help guide them achieve higher goals.
   The guest speaker was Bogota High School Senior Carly Nunez. Ms. Nunez talked about what she thought what could have been a disadvantage growing up began a way of motivating her to work harder for the things she wanted.  Her story included about how she felt she was  not good enough to join the National Junior Honor Society. She learn from this to work for more things she felt were important. When the opportunity to arose to apply for the High School’s National  Honor Society she learned to have to self convenience to know she could, and did, become a member. She told the new inductions as long as they believe in themselves and work hard, they can achieve what is important to them.
   The next part was led by Chapter President Alyssa Ramirez who reviewed the principals of the National Junior Honor Society . These requirements are Scholarship: a cumulative GPA of 85, or, 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, or equivalent standard of excellence. She then lit the first of five candles symbolic  candles.  Then other officers continue by describing the other requirements of admission and lighting a candle for each. Service: voluntary contributions made by a student to the school or community, done without compensation. In Leadership: a 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: a 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, 
 This was followed by Principal Kelly DeCongelio 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.

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