Congratulations to the 18 Link scholars inducted into the newly formed Link Chapter of the National Junior Honor Society (NJHS)! The students were selected based on their academic standing (minimum of a 3.7 GPA) as well as scholarship, service, leadership, character, and citizenship by a faculty council led by Ms. Tanella and Mrs. Martinez. The induction took place at Link in a lovely ceremony, with the inductees’ parents and Link staff present.
The idea of starting a chapter of the NJHS to recognize high achieving students with good core values came from a former Link teacher, Mr. Josh Allen, a few years ago. After his untimely passing, Ms. Kathleen Hester, principal, carried forth the idea, and this year Ms. Tanella and Mrs. Martinez, the honor society co-advisors and co-chairs of the selection council, put Mr. Allen’s wish into action. Student members will have opportunities for leadership training and perform community service throughout the school year.
The NJHS, established in 1929, has over one million student members in all 50 states, US territories, and around the world. Chapter membership recognizes students for both their accomplishments but also “challenges them to develop further through active involvement in school activities and community service.” (www.njhs.us)
Link is proud to serve as a host chapter of an organization with tenets closely aligned with the mission of the school…and looks forward to our scholars’ growth and development through their membership in the NJHS.