The Elsberry Middle School has officially joined numerous other schools around the country in organizing a National Junior Honor Society. Thirty-two students in grades sixth through eighth were involved in the inaugural ceremony on Sunday, October 27 in the high school gym. These students were chosen based on their grade point average, character, and an essay from their application for the society.
Kyle Hagan, sponsor of the organization, and Jason Miller, Middle School Principal, conducted the ceremony. Mr. Miller gave the welcome to friends and family present and Mr. Hagan remarked on the expectations of the organization. The traditional candle lighting ceremony was then held advocating the four aspects of NJHS, which include Scholarship, Service, Leadership and Citizenship. Both gentlemen then presented all of the students with a certificate. The organization’s purpose will be to promote student leadership and service in the school and community.
Students inducted include, Trevor Anthony, Stephen Boedeker, Raegan Boettcher, Lilly Calvin, Lauryn Eberhart, Mina Folkerts, Megan Hagemeier, Clare Henry, Matthew Hensley, Lyman Heras, Josephine Horne, Jess Huang, Cydney Jordan, Hailey King, Harmon Kreuger, Kara Lovelace, Aidan Miller, Nathan Miller, Meghan Moyer, Jordan Oliver, Sydney Pickard, Jake Rimel, John Robinson, Michael Skaggs, Anna St. Pierre, Madison Steen, Dakota Thornhill, Chelsea Toeniskoetter, Juan Valencia, Tess Weakly, Carolyn Wehmeyer, and Faith Zimmerman.