MS Inducts 57 Students Into NJHS


Fifty-seven Copiague Middle School seventh- and eighth-grade students were inducted into the National Junior Honor Society. Their academic and extracurricular achievements were celebrated during an annual candlelighting ceremony on May 10.

To be eligible for membership consideration, students must have a cumulative average of at least 90 percent. During the ceremony, members of the NJHS executive board explained the high standards of leadership, service, character and scholarship candidates must meet to be inducted into the society.

On hand to congratulate the students for this special achievement were members of the board of education, Superintendent of Schools Dr. Kathleen Bannon, Middle School Principal Andrew Lagnado, Assistant Principals Michael Ferretti and Stephanie Valeiko, NJHS co-advisers Paul Harvey and Francesca Walker and middle school English teacher and special guest speaker Christina Piccarrillo.

“Being inducted into this organization is an accomplishment you should be very proud of because you had to meet stringent criteria,” said Dr. Bannon in her address to the new NJHS inductees. “You have shown that you are not only strong academic students, because the honor society is more than just an honor roll, you have also demonstrated your leadership, service and character. Congratulations to all of you. You make Copiague proud.”