Every year, academically high achieving sophomores, juniors and seniors receive manila envelopes containing a “congratulations" letter. This letter pertains to the student’s acceptance into the Johnston High School Chapter of the National Honor Society.
Sophomores who perform 10 hours of community service and maintain a cumulative average of an 86 percent are considered for Junior National Honor Society; and juniors and seniors who perform 15 hours of community service, five hours of tutoring, and maintain a cumulative average of an 86 percent are considered for entry into the National Honor Society.
Throughout the school year, members perform canned-good drives and raise money for causes, such as the troops in the Middle East. Those members who are on National Honor Society for a year receive a cord to wear at graduation; those who are two-year members receive a collar. There is an annual induction ceremony held in the school’s auditorium to recognize and award these achieving students. This year, the ceremony was held Wednesday, May 9, at 6:30 p.m. Families, friends and members of the community attended the event to see the newest members being inducted.
As the end of the school year approaches, so does Senior Awards Night. This year, Senior Awards Night is being held May 23 in the Johnston High School auditorium. Family members, friends and the community are invited to join students and faculty on this evening to recognize the exemplary accomplishments of seniors in their final year of high school. Announced during this event are scholarship award winners and those who perform outstanding achievements in various subjects such as English, history, science, math, art and technology. We look forward to these upcoming events and wish the seniors luck in their future.
Cara Madonna is a student at Johnston High School.