at NHS Induction
ON TUESDAY, OCT. 10, Frankel Jewish Academy held its annual National Honor Society induction ceremony in Handleman Hall as 19 students were welcomed into one of the nation's oldest scholastic honor organizations.
More than just an "honor roll" club, admittance into NHS requires both scholastic achievement and demonstrated excellence in leadership, public service and upstanding character.
Founded in 1921, NHS membership recognizes students who exemplify the FJA ethos of academic and personal distinction. The organization estimates more than one million students are members.
"Our students have 'looked in the mirror' and have chosen to uphold the enthusiasm for scholarship and the love of learning," explained Teri Giannetti, FJA's director of student services. "These young men and women unselfishly render service to their community, stepping up to the plate to lead others and to be true to their core values, which results in strong character."
Criteria for NHS membership at FJA includes the following: Students must be entering the 11th or 12th grade; have a cumulative GPA of 3.7 with the requisite earned number of credits per semester; demonstrate the four pillars as laid out by National Honor Society, including scholarship, leadership, character and service; and dedicate at least 20 hours of community service in each year of membership.
Following the evening's ceremony, the new inductees, their families and attending faculty celebrated the fete in FJA's succah. Yasher koach to the following students: