NJHS and NHS induct over fifty new members

On Thursday May 6th, two ceremonies were held in the PAHS auditorium to induct new members into both the National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) and the National Honor Society (NHS). Members from NJHS include students from 7th and 8th grade while NHS members are from the 11th and 12th grade classes.

Sixteen new members were inducted into NHS, including one senior and fifteen juniors.

Senior Garrett Eddy and juniors Emma Dale, Hannah Fetterman, Elizabeth Gianvito, Ben Gigliotti, Maeve Hanley, Lexie Holeva, Nicholas Johns, Gabriel Kengersky, Danica Mallory, Nevaeh Parente, Hannah Pearce, Amy Poole, Brayden Robicheau, Nathan Thom, and Savannah Welder were inducted into NHS.

Forty new members were inducted into NJHS, twenty 8th graders and twenty 7th graders.

8th graders Aaliyah Anthony, Taylor Bair, Charlie Compton, Owen Conrad, Natalie Elliott, Mya Galentine, Samantha Griebel, Kaden Heigley, Eastyn Kopas, Maddi Kriebel, Rebecca Martin, Abby McAdoo, Madison Momyer, Avary Powell, Abigail Schaffer, Michaela Shaffer, Jalynn Waroquier, Griffin White, Emily Wisnesky, and Leanne Zampini were inducted into NJHS

7th graders Kayla Bouch, Melia Cochran, Lilly Gigliotti, Sara Gotwald, Zaden Gould, Maggie Guidice, Makenna Gula, Brinley Hallman, Maddox Hetrick, Adam Manners, Lucas Mennitti, Riley Miller, Logan Moore, Keagan Neufeld, Rocco Richardson, Olivia Smith, Parker Stahlman, Olivia Toven, Elizabeth Vallies, and Madalyn Wachob were inducted into NJHS.

According to the National Honor Society guidelines, NHS follows four different pillars when selecting students: Scholarship, Service, Leadership, and Character. NJHS follows the same pillars but has an additional one, Citizenship.

Scholarship is about academic achievement. In NHS, students must maintain a 95% average in order to remain a member. For members of NJHS, the students must keep a 95% average in their core classes and at least an 85% in their elective courses.

Service is the willingness to help others. Honor students voluntarily contribute to his or her school and community, done without compensation and with a positive, courteous, and enthusiastic spirit.

Leadership is the ability to step up when no one else will, being resourceful, promoting school activities, dependability, idea-contributing, and exemplifying a positive attitude about life.

Character is upholding principles of morality and ethics, demonstrating high standards of honesty and reliability, showing courtesy, concern, and respect for others.

The last pillar that applies only to NJHS is citizenship. Citizenship is much like service according to Kayla Talmage, the advisor of NJHS. She said both are very similar in a way but citizenship just takes it a step further.

Each of these pillars play a role in the selection of NJHS and NHS members. Students must demonstrate scholarship, service, leadership, character, and citizenship in their everyday lives, in which they will be rewarded and acknowledged by being inducted as a member of the National Junior Honor Society or the National Honor Society.