The Dunham School chapter of the National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) recently introduced its newly elected officers for 2021: Alysse Fee (8th grade), president; George Harrod (8th grade), vice-president and Alex Smith (8th grade), secretary.
“Being a member of NJHS is not only a great testimony to the character and accomplishments of these students, but it is also a great opportunity for them to grow in service and leadership,” said Chapter Adviser Danielle Nasers.
“NJHS has pushed me to make the best grades possible. It also has shown me how to care for others and taught me leadership skills. I am so honored to be the president!” said Fee, who enjoys encouraging others to participate in NJHS service projects.
In NJHS, I feel as if I am in a community with peers who have conquered similar academic challenges,” said Harrod. “NJHS has challenged me to strive for excellence, to expect more from myself and my peers, and taught me how to be a leader, to stand up for what is right.”
“My involvement in NJHS has helped me to keep my grades on track,” said Smith, who looks forward to the annual Food Drive and the new member induction ceremony.
The NJHS chapter at Dunham has 45 members from 7th and 8th grades and will be inducting new members from grades 6th-8th in March 2021. NJHS members are required to maintain a 3.8 GPA and complete 2 service hours per quarter each year. Members are also required to participate in group service projects—the NJHS annual food drive and Laundry Love, which involves making packets of laundry supplies to share with those in need.