At a packed ceremony on May 21, Wellington Landings Middle School inducted 159 seventh-grade and eighth-grade students into the National Junior Honor Society.
Students were selected for membership based on high grade point averages and good conduct. NJHS members must maintain their academic standing and participate in school and community service to continue membership.
The members of the National Junior Honor Society strive to demonstrate the five characteristics on which the society is based: scholarship, service, leadership, citizenship and character. During the ceremony, the current NJHS officers lit candles representing each of these traits and spoke of their importance. The officers also explained the service projects in which current NJHS members have participated this year.
Each new member of the National Junior Honor Society was recognized and received a certificate and membership card. Principal Blake Bennett and Assistant Principal Tim Fill, along with sponsors Diane Maher and Judy Warren, presided over the ceremony with the NJHS officers. The WLMS jazz band, under the direction of Christina Johnson, provided music for the event.