Polo Park Middle School held its annual National Junior Honor Society induction ceremony, shown above, on Wednesday, May 23 with 51 students joining the NJHS for the 2018-19 school year. This is a tremendous honor for the students, as only the students of the highest academic and moral character are inducted each year. Requirements for admission include a cumulative GPA of a 3.75 out of 4.0 for their sixth and seventh grade years, positive recommendations from current teachers, participation in extracurricular activities, behavior grades of 3s and 4s, and no discipline referrals. Current officers led the ceremony with speeches about the five pillars of NJHS: knowledge, character, scholarship, leadership and service. These five pillars create the heart of the NJHS program. Students are asked to repeat a pledge during the ceremony to follow these principles and encourage these high standards within others.