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National Junior Honor Society (NJHS)

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2014 Algonquin Students NJHS

Thirty-six Algonquin Students Inducted into NJHS
On April 30, 2014, thirty-six Algonquin Middle School students were inducted in the Henry C. Lashway chapter of the National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) at an induction ceremony. New members, friends, family, faculty, administrators and school board members, attended the evening candle-lighting ceremony.

Following welcoming remarks by Algonquin Middle School principal John Swanson, and a speech by school board member Ronald Burton, five students spoke about the importance of the standards of the National Junior Honor Society. Romar Paul Harayo, Josselyn Cruz, Catherine Buchaniec, Joshua Wastyn, and Grasiela Victor spoke about scholarship, service, leadership, character, and citizenship. Jelena Pejovic served as the mistress of ceremonies. Swanson and Burton presented certificates and medallions to the inductees. Each student presented a carnation to his/her family.


2014 Chippewa Students NJHS

58 Chippewa Students Inducted into NJHS
On May 27, 2014, 58 Chippewa Middle School (CMS) students were inducted in the James A. Roy chapter of the National Junior Honor Society (NJHS). New members, family, faculty, administrators and school board members, attended the evening candle-lighting ceremony.

Following welcoming remarks by NJHS advisor Matthew Mylinksi, and introductions by Dr. Leah Kimmelman, CMS principal, five students spoke about the standards of the National Junior Honor Society. Ali Chaus, Elanor Kurutz, Zayna Hai, Ahtziri Alviso and Jennifer MacDonald spoke about scholarship, character, leadership, service, and citizenship, respectively. Tianna Lavelle presented a tribute to the parents of the inductees. In addition to the students mentioned previously, the following were inducted into the NJHS: Jessica Martin-Ranft, Olena Andrushko, Treshur McDonald, Katelyn Aragon, Jordan Meo, Julie Brizzolara, Emily Modloff, Victoria Capasso, Matthew Montanile, Sara Centineo, Michael Montanile, Caitlin Chan, Daniel Nach, Varun Nair, Alecia Corey, Nicole Palarz, Tatsu Cornegan, Meghan Paluch, Lianntzeitel David, Alec Paschos, Julio Diez, Juhi Patel, Allison Eby, Maggie Pegoraro, Dennis Gaitan, Anthony Ponce-Sidlo, Almond Gamwo, Darelys Rivera, Henry Grant, Charles Rodd, Daniela Grimaldi, Connor Ryan, Mary Schafer, Catherine Hickey, Cory Scholler, Darius Hong, Tina Shah, Katlyn Johnson, Elizabeth Sofinet, Catherine Johnson, Greta Sorensen, Samantha Kedziora, Emily Sprague, Casandra Kopec, Sandra Stasiak, Emily Tao, Sabrina Larbi, Jenna Temple, Anjaly Thomas, Natalie Trytko, Bianca Manda, and Natalia Wolny.

Board of Education President Brenda Murphy and Dr. Kimmelman, presented certificates, pins, and stoles to inductees. The ceremony concluded with students presenting carnations to their parents.


2014 Iroquois Students NJHS

Fifteen Iroquois Students Inducted into NJHS
On May 22, 2014, 15 Iroquois Community School (ICS) students were inducted in the Paul W. Jung chapter of the National Junior Honor Society (NJHS). New members, students, friends, family, faculty, administrators and school board members, attended the evening candle-lighting ceremony.

Following welcoming remarks by ICS principal Michael Admadei, and introductions by Manuel Bustos, NJHS Faculty Advisor, five students spoke about the standards of the National Junior Honor Society. Bhagirith Mehta, Neli Peeva, Alexandra Meyer, Destiny Onyeise, and Kevin Castilla spoke about scholarship, character, leadership, service, and citizenship, respectively. In addition to the students mentioned previously, the following were inducted into the NJHS: Wiktoria Kusek, Willis Le, Madeleine Mirza, Christa Niewinski, Taylor Palacios, Allison Pearson, Sachin Pillai, Amada Rahana, Armando Rodea, and Monica Walaszek.

Dr. Jane L. Westerhold, Superintendent of Schools, and James Poskozim, Board of Education, presented certificates and medallions to the inductees. The ceremony concluded with each student presenting a rose to his/her family.

Sara Heiman introduced 21 seventh graders who fulfilled scholarship requirements of the Paul W. Jung chapter of the NJHS. They earned a grade point average of 3.60 or higher during sixth and seventh grades. Sierra Brannan, Grace Carlino, Patricia Evangelou, Nick Hernandez, Pavani Jairam, Gabriella Kic, Michal Kwiecien, Sarah Lane, George Lesiak, Suha Lim, Sona Lukose, Marina Orrico, Zaul Perez, Anthony Ramos, Max Romza, Madeline Roppel, Danica Roque, Stefan Stojanovic, Capri Stricker, Kamila Szwedo, and Riley Whittenhall received certificates. If they maintain the required grade point average and meet standards in the areas of character, leadership, citizenship, and service through the first three quarters of their eighth grade year, their names will be submitted for induction into the ICS NJHS.



The National Junior Honor Society is a national service organization, designed 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.”


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