Rocky Point Middle School recently praised the academic accomplishments of 51 students and proudly inducted them into the building’s chapter of the National Junior Honor Society. 

During the commemorative ceremony, Isadora Luce began with opening remarks, followed by the Pledge of Allegience, led by Gianna Imeidopf and Amber Sanchez, and a performance of the national anthem, sung by Ella Botticelli, Brenna Kiernan, Samantha Leversen and Erin Ward. To describe the mission of the honor society, Madeline Carney- Schmidt explained the candle lighting ceremony and five students explained its five pillars. Jackson Normandin explained scholarship, Eva Edery spoke about service, Isadora Luce addressed leadership, Aneesh Deshpande noted the importance of citizenship and Lilly Resciniti spoke about character. The new inductees were then guided to the stage by current ninth-grade members and led through the official induction ceremony. 

Avery Gennaro spoke about the faculty member receiving honorary status this year, eighth-grade math teacher Nicole Gabrinowitz. Honorary members are chosen by current ninth-graders based on the honor society’s pillars.

“The current ninth-grade members did a superb job of welcoming in and being role models for our new eighth-grade inductees,” said Dawn Callahan, the honor society’s adviser. “I am hopeful that our new inductees will live up to the same level as our ninth-grade members.”