The National Junior Honor Society is sponsored by Ms. Lois Sanders who also organized the candle lighting induction program. Dr. Reed D. Lindley, Superintendent of Schools was the keynote speaker and encouraged students to achieve academic success and to use it as a foundation for accomplishing their adult goals.
Middle school jazz band, under the direction of Mr. Ben Hayes, provided entertainment for the program.
Students participating in the candle lighting ceremony were: Brittany Bosko, Michael Stilwell, Kelly O’Donnell, Conor Benfield, Kendra Andrews, Matt Creasy, Destiny Willis, and Jake Fetterman.
Honor Society member Seth Thomas led the inductees in the Honor Society Pledge. Maxine Bacon provided a poem reading.
Requirements for membership include that a student must obtain a minimum grade point average of 91% during their sixth and seventh grade years and maintain that average. Additionally, they must complete an application that includes obtaining character references from community and staff members. They must also promise to maintain the high standards of National Honor Society and serve their school and community by participating in various service projects throughout the year.
Under the direction of Miss Sanders, the students work to maintain high standards of academic achievement and community service. Their participation helps to keep them focused from an early age on the goals of high academic achievement. Students who actively pursue academic excellence increase their chances of success in adult life.
The Pottstown School District is proud to have a local chapter of a prestigious organization such as the National Honor Society and a coordinator who work tirelessly to provide opportunity for students to gain an appreciation and value for education. This year’s inductees included: