C. J. Hooker students inducted into National Junior Honor Society

Students stand with hands together facing the camera, smiling.
The 2017 inductees of the C. J. Hooker Middle School Chapter of the National Junior Honor Society.

On October 13, the C.J Hooker Middle School celebrated the accomplishments of 88 eighth grade students who were inducted into the C.J. Hooker Middle School Chapter of the National Junior Honor Society (NJHS). This is the third induction ceremony for the middle school.

“More than just an honor roll, NJHS serves to honor those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of Scholarship, Leadership, Service, Character, and Citizenship,” said Principal William Rolón.

Rolón stressed that chapter membership not only recognizes students for their accomplishments, but also challenges them with active involvement in school activities and community service.

During the ceremony, Faculty Council Members described the characteristics and pillars of NJHS. The Faculty Council is composed of CJH faculty Margaret Storms, Patty Capocciamo, Mike Calabrese and Jen Blake. The candles of Scholarship, Leadership, Service, Character and Citizenship were lit as part of the opening to the ceremony.

Each inductee received a white carnation, the honorary flower of NJHS, as well as congratulatory wishes from the Faculty Council and an award from Rolón and Assistant Principal Heather Carman. Students signed the register book of induction and pledged oath to the CJH Middle School Chapter of NJHS:

“I pledge to myself to uphold the high purposes of the National Junior Honor Society to which I have been selected: I will be true to the principles for which it stands; I will be loyal to my school; and I will maintain and encourage high standards of scholarship, service, leadership, character, and citizenship.”

The Induction Ceremony culminated in a potluck reception in the middle school cafeteria with friends and family.

Congratulations to the inductees:

Dalia Abbad
Madison Albanese
Andrew Allspach
Victoria Arroyo
Matthew Barbrack
Marcella Barnhorst
Joseph Battaglia
Carissa Bayack
Bridgette Bennis
Luca Boyle
Jaeda Bowman
Jillian Brosnan
Thomas Burnham
Owen Butryn
Chloe Callahan
Mackenzie Castleman
Madison Clark
Craig Connell
Kylie Danella
Jake DiGiugno
Jackson Diglio
Christina Diorio
Emily Dong
Anna Duffy
Nicholas Fea
Daniel Fellenzer
Angelina Ferraro
Sofia Fini
Arun Foster
Kapil Foster
Avaree Freiberger
Grace Gardner
Connor Gerlach
Phoenix Graham
Daniel Hartley
Chelsea Henry
William Herlihy
Kiley Howell
Frances Ignacio
Alexis Jakakas
Victoria Jakakas
Nahal Jangda
Sheryl Jeanty
Zachary Jessup
Ava Kaloz
Maria Kelly
Colin Kimiecik
Brianna Kimmel
Jacob Kriney
Jason LaCosta
Carly Larsen
Samuel Lieneck
Lauren Lingerman
Jason Martin
Areyanna McCarthy
Elizabeth McGill
MacKenzie McGinnis
Anthony Memmelaar
Alex Mistretta
Boaz Movsas
Katie O’Riordan
Isabella Obligado
Jason Orzell
Ysabela Paneto
Julianna Patane
Lilibeth Pawliczak
Vaniece Pun
Andrew Rampulla
Lauren Rivera
Emily Rose
Megan Salte
Brett Sanders
Alexander Saul
Daniella Scanlon
Madison Schaaff
Kayla Schramm
Elizabeth Scolza
Rachel Seo
Emily Smith
Aidan Staunton
Emily Streichenwein
Regan Sullivan
Christopher Swift
Allison Tegnander
Camryn Walsh
Eli Wiener
Elizabeth Wojciechowski
Ryan Zirilli

About National Junior Honor Society

The National Junior Honor Society is the nation’s premier organization established to recognize outstanding middle school students. Today, it is estimated that more than one million students participate in National Honor Society chapters across all 50 states as well the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, many U.S. Territories, and Canada. Each year, Honor Society members dedicate countless hours to school and community service projects as well as fundraisers for local, national, and international charities.