SANDY CREEK, NY – Sandy Creek Middle School Chapter of the National Junior Honor Society inducted 18 new members in a recent ceremony held at the Middle/Senior High School.
Middle School Principal Carolyn Shirley, NJHS adviser Susan Gafner and Superintendent of Schools Kyle Faulkner welcomed the new members who joined the 18 current members of the elite group.
In his welcome, Faulkner told the students, “This ceremony is only the beginning,” he said and urged the members to “continue to work hard and become great citizens.”
The Sandy Creek Chapter of NJHS recognizes students for more than outstanding academics, though membership requires a minimum 90 average or above for consideration.
It also celebrates and recognizes students for the five ideals, representing knowledge and truth: scholarship, leadership, service, character and citizenship.
Students were announced and presented with certificates and special pins to mark the occasion.
Principal Shirley administered the NJHS Oath to the following new inductees:
Annie Chen, Aldyn Landas, Ashleigh Rosenbaum, Sean Tritten, Madison Benedict, Alayna Blount, Mary Carnes, Harley Douglas, Jessica Graham, Emma Halsey, Wyatt Hilton, Madison Lamica, Abigail Lantry, Hailey McNitt, Kendra Poyneer, Cailey Robbins, Dorothy Searles and Matthew Trudell. They join current members: Sarah Balcom, Evelyn Bice, Catie-Ann Blodgett, Sydney Burgy, Terry Eggleston, Elsa Graf, James Green, Deanna Hathway, Michaela Kastler, Emma McDougal, Hailey Miller, Madeleine Palmer, Olivia Pappa, Zachary Paternoster, Samantha Ranieri, Thomas Reff, Hailee Thurston and Emily Yousey.
In closing, Principal Shirley told the audience, “In a world of uncertainty, we have some great leaders here,” she said pointing to the students on the stage.
A reception was held for the students and their family following the ceremony.