NEWS | May 19, 2018

Eighth Grader Receives National Outstanding Achievement Award

Lex Landreneau, an eighth grader at The Dunham School, has received the National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) Outstanding Achievement Award.

Lex, the son of Amy Landreneau and the late Dr. Fraser Landreneau, is the second Dunham student to receive this national award.  He has been an NJHS member since the sixth grade, currently serving as president of the Dunham chapter. 

This annual award recognizes 500 exceptional NJHS members nationwide.  Local chapter advisers nominate current NJHS members who have demonstrated excellence in the five pillars of NJHS: scholarship, service, leadership, character and citizenship. 

NJHS sponsor Gerri Bove, who nominated Lex for the award, is proud of her student’s accomplishment,” Bove said. “Lex displays all of the traits of a National Junior Honor Society member. From his involvement with activities at The Dunham School to his numerous extracurricular activities, Lex represents what a well-rounded NJHS member should be. He never fails to offer a helping hand, whether that be with a service project or leading an NJHS meeting. Lex truly is an outstanding member!"

Lex most enjoys the service aspect of NJHS, especially the Laundry Love project, which is aimed at helping those who do not have access to laundry detergent or a Laundromat. Students scoop powdered laundry detergent into plastic storage bags which are then distributed to those in need. 

 “My favorite part of NJHS is that we are able, with our friends, to help those who need it. I am so honored to receive this award, and I would like to thank Mrs.Bove for guiding me throughout NJHS,” Lex said. 

The NJHS offers this annual Outstanding Achievement Award to help middle school students “jump-start their quest toward higher education." Lex will receive a $500 award,to be placed in a college savings account.