More than 300 people, including students, family and friends were on hand for a ceremony at Hopewell Junior Dec. 18 that recognized 75 8th graders as they were inducted to the National Junior Honor Society.
The purpose of the Hopewell Junior School National Junior Honor Society is to create enthusiasm for scholarship, stimulate a desire for service, promote leadership, exhibit good conduct and encourage citizenship.
Nearly 150 Hopewell students were eligible to apply based on the 3.5 or better grade point average and strict discipline requirements. A faculty council reviewed applications and recommended 75 students for membership based not only on scholarship, but community service, leadership and citizenship.
As a part of the application, students wrote an essay defining what the word “honor” means to them. Students Sarah Mullins and Winston Owens were selected to read their essays during the induction ceremony.
The National Junior Honor Society students will organize two major service projects beginning in January. The Pennies for Patients fundraiser will benefit The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and a canned food drive will benefit Reach Out Lakota. In addition to the group projects, students will be required to complete individual community service hours.
Hopewell Junior School National Junior Honor Society members
Nana Abena Acheampong