Eastchester Middle School students who have shown excellence in scholarship, service, leadership, character, and citizenship were honored May 6 when they were inducted into the National Junior Honor Society.
More than 70 eighth-graders were recognized for their achievements and pledged to continue their dedication to these five principles.
EMS Principal Josh Elder commended the students, “Throughout your EMS career, we consistently spoke to about opportunity – opportunity to better yourself, learn something new, make a new friend, to take a chance. In many ways you are the embodiment of that message.”
In addition to committing to their studies, the students have contributed to their school and the Eastchester community by volunteering at hospitals and animal shelters, donating items to children’s hospitals, as well as giving of their time at their churches and places of worship. Many of the new inductees also qualified to take the National Spanish Exam. They also participate in a number of sports.
National Honor Society Advisor Andrew Weiss told the new members, “Unselfish service begins with the way we treat others and build good will.”