The Dunham School chapter of the National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) recently inducted 29 new Middle School members in a brief ceremony held in the Brown-Holt Chapel Arts Center.
Newly inducted NJHS members include 8th graders Lawson Boudreaux, Chloe Byrd, Tanvi Dhaka, Jackson Ford, Lyndsey Joseph, and Simone Riley; 7th grade students Lila Grace Badeaux, Grace Dykes, Emerson Lazarus, Brayden LeBlanc and Kennedy Stewart; 6th graders Jordyn Aranda, Katie Beaudoin, Alysse Fee, Sheldon Gremillion, Connor Guidroz, Isaac Ham,George Harrod, Wait Harrod, Jack Higginbotham, Melina Jacobsmeyer, Rives Johnson, Harrison Low, Adrianne Maggio, Harrison Malik, Madeline Murphy, Reynolds Pontti, Jordyn Robvais, and Alex Smith.
“We are extremely pleased with this new group of NJHS members,” said NJHS sponsor Gerri Bove. “These students show a passion for learning and serving others. I am positive that year ahead will be our best yet.”
NJHS members are selected for membership based on outstanding scholarship, character, leadership, citizenship and service. Nominated at midyear, candidates must be in 6th, 7th or 8th grade at The Dunham School, and have a cumulative grade point average of 4.0 in core classes for the current school year. Exceptions are made for students taking advanced or higher level courses.
Five main purposes have guided chapters of NJHS from the beginning: to create enthusiasm for scholarship; to stimulate a desire to render service; to promote leadership; to encourage responsible citizenship; and to develop character in the students of secondary schools. These purposes also translate into the criteria used for membership selection in each local chapter. Learn more about the National Junior Honor Society at www.njhs.us