Dillon Students Receive Prestigious Honor

Emerson J. Dillon Middle School’s National Junior Honor Society chapter recently welcomed 22 new members.

Emerson J. Dillon Middle School newly inducted National Junior Honor Society members, in the front two rows, display their recognition certificates as current and former members in the back row show their support.
Emerson J. Dillon Middle School newly inducted National Junior Honor Society members, in the front two rows, display their recognition certificates as current and former members in the back row show their support.

New members include:

Isabella Allen, Shay Altman, Amaya Baker, Katelyn Carbonaro, Emma Clark, Tabitha Clark, Brielle DeRoberts, Elizabeth Dona, Alicia Durst, Francesca Goodell, Noah Gordon, Cierra Harvey, Alivia Lamphere, Miranda LaRobadiere, Jock Li, Andrew Quinn, Lily Roberts, Aiden Southworth, Tamika Stobart, Liam Sweeney, Aidan Trumble and Thomas Uhl.

For consideration into the prestigious group, each inductee must embody the following qualifications: scholarship, service, leadership, character and citizenship.

Candles representing those pillars were lit by EJD Principal Sue Anderson and NJHS newly inducted officers: president Sarah Thorn, vice president Keva Newby, secretary Violet Ameele and treasurer Brigid Lawless.

Co-adviser Helen Abbott said the students have served as role models to classmates and within the community they “have revealed their true character.”

Jennifer Mainville, co-adviser, introduced each student and their accomplishments.

All students have exhibited strong academic skills and a sense of community.

Each seventh and eighth grade student also wrote a letter to a teacher or person who has been an inspiration to them, several of whom pinned the inductees.