The Locust Valley Middle School’s National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) welcomed more than 75 new members during an induction ceremony held in front of a proud audience of classmates, family, Board of Education members and school faculty.
    Induction of new members into the society is one of the most memorable traditions associated with joining NJHS. The event included a candle-lighting ceremony, a string concerto, a welcome from Locust Valley Middle School Principal Mr. H. Thomas Hogan and Board of Education President Ms. Suzanne Sgueglia. The ceremony concluded with inspiring remarks from Superintendent of Schools Dr. Anna F. Hunderfund.
    Mr. Hogan told those in attendance that he finds the NJHS induction ceremony to be one of the most special evenings of the year. “This one is extra special because this honor recognizes all the effort - the blood, sweat and tears - of the students who constantly strive to do the best they can do in all facets of life. It is merit at its best, and every one of these children being inducted tonight earned our respect and admiration. I would also like to thank the parents because they were supportive every step of the way.”
     Membership in NJHS is intended to create enthusiasm for scholarship, stimulate a desire to render service, promote leadership and develop character in middle and high school students. The NJHS honors students who have demonstrated excellence in the aforementioned areas, and these characteristics have been associated with membership in the organization since their beginnings in the 1920s.

Congratulations to Locust Valley’s newest members of this elite club!