Extra! Extra! The New NJHS Members Have Been Inducted!


Kayleigh Barnes, Staff Writer

The air was thick with anticipation and impatience as guests sat on the stiff seats of the gymnasium’s bleachers, waiting for the ceremony to begin. The audience was restless, awaiting the moment when the students would walk across the stage to their seats in traditional alphabetical order and the ceremony would commence.

At 6:00 p.m on Feb. 20, 2020, 16 new students were inducted into the prestigious National Junior Honor Society, or NJHS. The gymnasium and bistro were decorated beautifully, and the ceremony went off without a hitch. It was wonderful, watching proud parents cheering for their child as they were introduced by the principal, Chris McComb, and handed their official induction certificate and pin. 

“I feel we have an excellent group coming in who are excited to get started,” Gia Lowell, the NJHS advisor, said. “I think that new blood always has potential bringing about new change and it’s all about new members speaking up and bringing up new ideas. I think it’s about potential and bringing new quality change, and I welcome that.”

The new inductees looked very excited to be joining the organization, having worked hard to be accepted. 

Seventh grader Addison Colla and sixth grader Seth Barnes are part of the group of newly inducted students, and are excited to be a part of the organization.

“I think it’s going to be a great experience. I think it’ll really help build more character and I’m really proud to be a part of NJHS,” Colla said.

“I feel pretty good. I look forward to visiting Ryan House and helping the community,” Barnes said.

For those that don’t know, NJHS is a national organization that helps train students to become the next generation of beneficial community members and leaders in today’s society.

“The National committee says the primary focus is to provide the world with quality leaders, civic minded leaders. That’s why NJHS was started, and NHS followed. They felt like this is a good way to train them to be quality members into society. That’s what I try to do, too,” Lowell said. 

Congratulations to all the new inductees, we’re sure you’ll all do amazing things and achieve greatness!