Twenty-four Coronado Middle School students were inducted into the Coronado chapter of the National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) on Tuesday evening, January 21, at Coronado.
Selection for NJHS membership is an honor and induction of new members is an important tradition for the student, the chapter, and the school. The new inductees were selected because they meet the scholarship requirements – a 4.75 cumulative grade point average - and have demonstrated by their activities their adherence to the society’s principles.
Seventh grade inductees include Eleanore Beard, Jocelyn Calderon, Hallee Cardy, Kylie Carter, Alexis Delgado, Corrin Garcia, Luke Gauntt, Caleb Geyer, Kamryn Gregory, Sanjuana Suarez, Adri Martin, Jacob Ortega, Diana Plascencia, T’Kia Russell. Kora Thomas, Rylee Vasquez, and Kellie Williams.
Eighth grade inductees are Aracely Castillo, Santos Figueroa, Austin Gauntt, Jennifer Gonzales, Javier Ibarra, Paulina Meza, and Rogelio Saucedo.
NJHS member Brandon Fenelon and Valerie DeSantiago led the pledges to the flags.
Members Timothy Franklin, Jade Cardiel, and Caroline Northcutt gave the welcome
Additional members of the Coronado NJHS assisted with the induction by sharing the society’s principles - scholarship, leadership, service, citizenship, and character. As a candle was lit to represent each of the principles, a member explained the importance of the principle to new members and those in attendance. Assisting with this part of the induction were Jerric Lopez, scholarship; Alexia Garcia, character; Jordyn Ramirez, leadership; and Adolfo Martinez, service.
Caroline Northcutt, chapter president, and Robert Thornton, chapter secretary, introduced the inductees. Certificates were presented by campus principal Andrew Hannon and Coronado NJHS chapter advisor Amy Carrasco.
Caroline Northcutt then led the new inductees in the NJHS pledge followed by a candle-lighting ceremony,
The Coronado NJHS chapter was founded in the 2013-2014 school year, the year Coronado began serving eighth grade students. Their motto is “Light is the Symbol of Truth” and their colors are blue and white.
Returning NJHS members include Kylie Bennett, Jade Cardiel, Zeah Clark, Valeria DeSantiago, Max Farr, Brandon Fenelon, Timothy Franklin, Kathryn Gravelle, Jerric Lopez, Caleb Lusk, Alexia Garcia, Cole Martin, Adolfo Martinez, McKayleigh Moore, Caroline Northcutt, Jordyn Ramirez, Julian Ramirez, Marissa Salazar, Emily Sigala, Robert Thornton, and Mia Velez.
Members of the NJHS Faculty Council include Kelley Bozeman, Joe Garcia, Jeana Hill, Kylie Middleton, Whitney Schafer, and Darren Whalen.