By Julie Johansen and Traci Bishop
Sixth, seventh and eighth grade inductees were sworn into the National Junior Honor Society at Canyon View Middle School on Wednesday evening. At the program, advisor Janet Ewell welcomed guests and prospective members while Kinlie Jensen introduced the fove qualities of the national organization.
Those qualities were then discussed individually by officers of the group: Scholarship – Ashlyn Durrant, Service – BreElle Parkins, Leadership – Deri Thatcher, Character – Haylie McArthur and Citizenship – Saydee Grange.
Aubrey Guymon introduced the new members and Sydney Carter conducted the swearing in of those candidates. Nearly 80 students had met the requirements to become members. Ewell gave closing challenges to the students and invited guests to refreshments.
Ewell stated that the students represented some of the very best at CVMS. According to Ewell, inductees have to meet rigorous requirements to qualify for NJHS, including maintaining high grade-point averages and displaying the five qualities that are required of the NJHS: scholarship, service, leadership, character and citizenship.
“The National Junior Honor Society helps students prepare for the National Honor Society once they reach high school. While they do have to re-qualify and meet National Honor Society standards in high school, the NJHS helps them prepare and gives them a head start to help them along the way,” Ewell concluded.
A full list of members can be found below: