On Tuesday, May 28, Lakeview Junior High School held its seventh annual induction for those students selected to be members of the National Junior Honor Society (NJHS). This year, Lakeview proudly inducted 99 students into the school's chapter. This is the largest group ever inducted into the school's NJHS.
Induction into the NJHS is based upon students demonstrating five qualities. The first of these qualities is scholarship. Students must have earned a grade point average (GPA) of 3.8 in order to be considered for induction. Those students who qualify with a 3.8 GPA must then submit additional materials to a Faculty Selection Committee on the other four qualities a student in NJHS must demonstrate. These qualities are service, character, citizenship and leadership.
Superintendent Steven Stone spoke to the students and congratulated them on their achievement. In addition, the current vice president of the NJHS, Hailey Noel, spoke to the incoming members about the great experience she had as a member of the NJHS and how they should make the most of their experience next year. In addition, she presented on behalf of the NJHS a donation of $925 to Donna Yackel, the president of the Dracut Scholarship Foundation.
Three honorary members were inducted for their dedication to the Dracut Public Schools and their support of the NJHS -- Mrs. Iris Malliaros, Mr. Kevin Willett and Mr. Richard McElhinney.