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Craig Middle School launches National Junior Honor Society chapter

Craig Daily Press Staff Report

Eleven seventh-graders were inducted into Craig Middle School's new chapter of the National Junior Honor Society at a ceremony Tuesday night at the Clarion Inn & Suites. Back row: Tess Willems, Makala Herndon, Tristen Haddock, Josh Gumber, Courtney Smith and Anthony Wade. Front row: Liberty Hippely, Lexi Weber, Stephanie Swindler and Allison Villard. Not pictured: Marlyn Arellano.

— Eleven seventh-graders were inducted into the new Craig Middle School chapter of the National Junior Honor Society Tuesday night at the Clarion Inn & Suites in Craig.

NJHS recognizes students for scholarship, leadership and community service. Seventh-graders who maintained a GPA of 3.75 or higher for the last quarter of their sixth-grade year and the first three quarters of their seventh-grade year were invited to apply. Applicants wrote a paragraph explaining what leadership means to them and also demonstrated good behavior in school and participation in extracurriculars.

"It's been a way to recognize students' hard work and leadership and to celebrate what they're doing," CMS Principal Dave Grabowski said. "It encourages and recognizes good student achievement."

The chapter was spearheaded by two faculty sponsors — seventh-grade teacher Lauryn Calafiore and eighth-grade teacher Jerry Runnersmith.

Next year, NJHS members will organize and participate in community service projects, attend meetings and elect NJHS officers.