On April 28th Macopin School released a video presentation of its 44th annual induction ceremony for the Thomas A. Kraft Chapter of the National Junior Honor Society.
Fifty-eight students were inducted into this distinguished organization this year.
The purpose of the National Junior Honor Society is to promote high academic standards, to create a desire to serve the school and community, to develop character and to encourage citizenship.
Selection, therefore, is based on scholarship, leadership, service, character and citizenship.
Scholastically, a student qualifies for the NJHS if he/she has maintained a cumulative GPA of 3.75 or better in the seventh and eighth grades.
To determine if the students who qualify academically also fulfill the character, leadership and citizenship requirements, each student’s disciplinary record is reviewed and faculty members are asked to comment on the student’s behavior with regard to leadership, honesty, cooperation, reliability and ethics.
Candidates are also required to complete a survey sheet in which they indicate their involvement in school and community activities and services during seventh and eighth grades.
A letter of recommendation from an individual in the community is also part of the evaluation process.
The administration and staff of Macopin School have been recognizing and rewarding exceptional students by offering them membership in the National Junior Honor Society since 1977, when Macopin received its NJHS charter.
Said Macopin Principal Marc Citro:
“We would like to take this opportunity to congratulate the following group of eighth graders for their exemplary performance in the areas of scholarship, leadership and citizenship here at Macopin Middle School, and in their community:”
The members of the Thomas A. Kraft Chapter of the National Junior Honor Society at the Macopin School are:
Editor’s note: This story originally appeared two weeks ago. However, it contained errors, including incorrect spellings of the names of some these young scholars.
We regret the errors and the confusion it caused.
We reprint the story in its entirety in the event students and their parents would want the news of this accomplishment as a keepsake.