The National Junior Honor Society induction at Locust Valley Middle School reaffirmed the fact that Locust Valley students are exceptional! The ceremony marked the acceptance of 85 students into an exclusive organization which can be joined by invitation only.

It takes more than achieving a high grade-point average to become a National Junior Honor Society member. Students must exhibit qualities of leadership, service, character, and citizenship, along with scholarship. While the honorees are only in the seventh and eighth grades, they have already proven they are well-rounded citizens by performing altruistic acts, taking leadership roles in school and the community, and challenging themselves academically.

The newest members of this club participated in the traditional candle-lighting ceremony, inscribed their names in the Honor Society book, and pledged to be model students, giving their time and energy to school activities.

Board of Education President Jack Dolce, Superintendent of Schools Dr. Anna F. Hunderfund, and Middle School Principal Dr. John Christie each spoke to the large group of inductees. Additionally, middle school musicians Amanda Caso, Gregory Caso, and Donald Valicenti performed a musical interlude.

Ms. Kelly Fallon and Mrs. Jennifer Tichy, National Junior Honor Society advisors, organized the ceremony, and work with the members throughout the year on various projects.

Congratulations to all the inductees and their families!