CJH students inducted into National Junior Honor Society

Group of young teens standing shoulder to shoulder in the school gym
C. J. Hooker Middle School National Junior Honor Society Inductees.

The C. J. Hooker Middle School Chapter of the National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) proudly welcomed 80 eighth graders into its chapter for the 2022-23 school year.

NJHS is the nation’s premier organization established to recognize outstanding middle school students. 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. A candle is traditionally lit for each pillar as a symbol for new members as they begin their journey with the NJHS member and beyond.

As part of the induction process, students virtually pledged oath to the 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.”

Today, it is estimated that more than one million students participate in  National Honor Society  chapters across all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, many U.S. Territories, and Canada. Each year, NJHS chapters throughout the country collectively dedicate countless hours to school and community service projects as well as fundraisers for local, national, and international charities. Instilling these values early in life helps to lay the groundwork for a lifetime of service.

Congratulations to this year’s inductees!

Naomi Aclin
Phoenix Andryshak
Monica Avila
Tarunya Balamurali
Grace Benson
Charlie Boyles
Clara Byers
Frank Carbone
Giovanni Celio
Gisselle Charles
Leying Chen
David Collado
Guy Coppers Costantino
Emma Costa
Jeremy Cruz Daza
Ella Dennehy
Edward Deyo
Logan Diglio
Zoe DiGrandi
Nicholas DiLapi
Ava Distefano
Keira Duffy
Ava Edwards
Destiny Espinal
Ella Eulau
Hayden Fardella
Avery Farrell
Dylan Fleming
Anuoluwapo Folami
Madison Fox
Nylah Garo
Robert Gatto
Logan Gottlieb
Hailey Guzman
Maxwell Hadden
Tyler Hanley
Anna Heater
Avery Homenick
Molly Horan
Madison Hunter
Olivia Jiang
Madison Kalmus
Laiba Khan
Shaelyn Kirk
Austin Kovacs
Kaelle LeFranc
Brynn Loyd
Kaitlyn Lynch
Lacy Lysyczyn
Olivia Marku
Daniel Martin
Victoria Martin
Jack Matthews
Gemma Maxwell
Anna Mayo
Grace McAndrews
Finn McCarthy
Riley McGuire
Kevin Mikhaylov
Gabriel Miller
Shea Milnamow
Alexander Moran
Michelle Navidad
Tristan Newcomer
Aja Patel
Arav Patel
Priyal Patel
Lois Phillips
Tristan Quinones
Massimo Rivera
Rhyley Ruffy
Valentin Schaller
Emily Schmidt
Analisa Smeriglio
Jack Vaccaro
Maia Villarreal
Gwendolyn Warland
Isaiah Williams
Allen Yi
Natasha Zellner-Portela

Group of students wearing neck ties with arms around each other smiling in the school gym
NJHS Inductees for 2022-23.