For almost 100 middle school students, being inducted into the National Junior Honor Society was one of the proudest moments of their lives. Being accepted into this prestigious society is certainly something to be proud of, as only the top students are invited to join. Accepting their certificates and signing the honor society’s book on stage in front of family and friends was a highlight of the evening.

The inductees were addressed by school district dignitaries, including Board of Education President Suzanne Sgueglia, Superintendent of Schools Dr. Anna F. Hunderfund and Middle School Principal H. Thomas Hogan, who each offered compliments and words of wisdom. Hogan told the students that there were many others who work hard and were not accepted this year, and that this was proof of just how exceptional this group is.

As the students approached the stage to accept their certificates, their individual points of pride and future goals were announced. Many were proudest of their acceptance into the NJHS, making honor roll, athletic accomplishments or personal achievements. Goals included remaining on honor roll through high school, attending competitive colleges and attaining specific career goals, such as becoming a physicist, doctor or lawyer.

The district congratulates these accomplished young men and women.