Macopin students inducted into honor society

| 24 May 2012 | 01:43

WEST MILFORD — Sixty-two Macopin Middle School students were inducted into the Thomas A. Kraft Chapter of the National Junior Honor Society during a ceremony at the school last month.

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 or she has maintained a cumulative grade point average 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.

Congratulations to our future leaders.