THIRTY INDUCTED INTO THE NATIONAL JUNIOR HONOR SOCIETY
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September 12, 2021
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Membership not only recognizes students for their accomplishments, but challenges them to develop further through active involvement in school activities and community service.
In a moving ceremony held after Mass on Sept. 12 in the Notre Dame cafetorium, 30 students from Notre Dame’s middle school were inducted into the National Junior Honor Society. Fr. Ron Nikodem, s.m., celebrated Mass for the students and their families.
Membership in the NJHS is one of the highest honors that can be awarded to a middle-school student. Chapters in more than 5,000 middle schools across the U.S. strive to give practical meaning to the goals of scholarship, leadership, service, citizenship and character.
Congratulations to Notre Dame’s newest NJHS members:
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The National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) elevates a school’s commitment to the values of scholarship, service, leadership, character, and citizenship. These five pillars have been associated with membership in the organization since its inception in 1929.
Today, it is estimated that more than one million students participate in NJHS activities. NJHS chapters are found in all 50 states, US Territories, and around the world . Chapter membership not only recognizes students for their accomplishments, but challenges them to develop further through active involvement in school activities and community service.
As such, NJHS chapters and students are in schools that care not only about student achievement, but also community engagement.
NJHS students and their peers volunteer in their communities at the highest rates and make connecting with and serving within the community a priority. The average chapter contributes:
• 650 hours of school/community service
• $1,000 in charitable donations
• 500 pounds of food to local, state, and national causes
• 375 pints of blood
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About Notre Dame Preparatory School and Marist Academy
Notre Dame Preparatory School and Marist Academy is a private, Catholic, independent, coeducational day school located in Oakland County. Notre Dame Preparatory School enrolls students in grades nine through twelve and has been named one of the nation's best 50 Catholic high schools (Acton Institute) four times since 2005. Notre Dame's middle and lower schools enroll students in pre-kindergarten through grade eight. All three schools are International Baccalaureate "World Schools." NDPMA is conducted by the Marist Fathers and Brothers and is accredited by the Independent Schools Association of the Central States and the National Association of Independent Schools. For more on Notre Dame Preparatory School and Marist Academy, visit the school’s home page at www.ndpma.org.