Seven Heskett Middle School students were inducted into the National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) during a ceremony on December 21, 2016. The inductees are Kayla Goczo, Jamika Jackson, Braxton Moore, A’Shontae Peterson, Malik Simmons, Christina Troyer, and Deana Washington. The NJHS advisor is Heskett language arts teacher Jennifer Wolters. Crystal Brooks, Heskett school data coach, was the inspirational speaker at the school’s 15th induction ceremony.
“This extraordinary honor is indicative of students who have achieved significant success in the field of academics,” said Principal Virginia A. Golden. “They are, in every respect, model students in whom we have the greatest of pride.” Mrs. Golden also said that she congratulates the inductees’ parents who have contributed so much to who they are and what they have accomplished. “I firmly believe that the guidance and encouragement of parents are vitally important in promoting academic success for all students,” she said.
The National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) is the nation’s premier organization established to identify outstanding middle level students. An offshoot of the high school National Honor Society, the National Junior Honor Society recognizes middle school students who exemplify excellence in the areas of scholarship, service, leadership, character, and citizenship. Chapter membership not only recognizes students for their accomplishments, but also challenges them to develop further through active involvement in school activities and community service.
Back Row: Mrs. Virginia Golden (principal), A'Shontae Peterson, Deana Washington, Jamika Jackson, and Mr. Kevin Gibaldi (assistant principal)
Front Row: Mrs. Jennifer Wolters (NJHS advisor and 8th grade language arts teacher), Christina Troyer, Kayla Goczo, Braxton Moore, Malik Simmons, and Ms. Crystal Brooks (NJHS induction inspirational speaker and school data coach)