By JEANNETTE SHAMBAUGH
Moapa Valley Progress
The National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) chapter at Mack Lyon Middle School held its 2018-2019 Induction Ceremony on Wednesday May 9. Family and friends of inductees gathered in the library to watch as students were officials inducted into the local chapter.
The ceremony opened with a flag ceremony conducted by Jermaia Mortensen. NJHS Advisor and school Librarian Kaye Eddie welcomed parents. “I am excited for this new group and proud of them for making it into the Junior Honor Society program,” she said.
Mack Lyon School Principal Ken Paul spoke to students about character and the ethics it takes to be part of the NJHS program.
The 2017-18 NJHS members spoke about the five traits NJHS members must exhibit. Outgoing NJHS President Jeremiah Mortensen spoke about leadership. Vice President, Scott Hardy spoke about Character. Chyler Cooper, Secretary spoke about service. Treasurer, Tanner Western spoke about Scholarship. And Historian, Whitney Waite spoke about Citizenship.
The ceremony ended with all the inductees reciting the oath of membership and presentation of certificates.
The 2018-2019 NJHS members are: Shaylee Adams, Hunter Landini, Vianey Arellano, Ian McMurray, Tyelar Anderson, Brady Montierth, Joseph Boss, Ellie Robision, Naomi English, Ethan Witter, Jorja Freeman, Trevor Witter, Logan Harris, Aubrey Wolfley, Olivia Houghtalen, Taytum Yardley and Deni Jarrel.
All inductees must qualify to participate. Students must keep a 3.25 grade point average for the entire school year and have the character of a leader and exhibit good citizenship. Students are also nominated by staff before they write their essays to apply.
The NJHS believes that character, scholarship leadership, citizenship and service are cardinal qualities worthy of development in the youth in our schools. All NJHS members pledge themselves to uphold the high purpose of NJHS.