IDS Chapter of National Junior Honor Society Inducts New Members
On March 9, the Independent Day School Inducted nine new members to the National Junior Honor Society. The IDS Chapter, which is celebrating its fifth year of membership in NJHS, recognizes students who demonstrate the five principles of NJHS – scholarship, leadership, service, character, and citizenship. This year’s ceremony was joyously held in our beautiful Galluzzo Theater and was led by Head of School Dr. Marijke Kehrhahn and NJHS Adviser Charlie Mitchell with assistance from current IDS members of the NJHS.
IDS began its NJHS membership to provide avenues for Middle School students to excel and be recognized as outstanding members of the school community. Students who achieve Honor Roll for two consecutive marking periods are invited to apply for NJHS membership. Those wishing to apply must submit a personal essay, a record of their community and school service, and a letter of recommendation from someone outside of IDS. IDS Middle School faculty provide input on their observations of the candidates. Applications are reviewed by the Faculty Council and new members are selected.
The IDS Chapter of NJHS provides leadership within the school through community projects, community service, and student communications, which encourage all students to strive to model the five principles of NJHS. This year’s inductees include: