On Sept. 29, the National Junior Honor Society chapter at Chestnut Grove Middle School held the induction ceremony for new members. Ninety seven 7th and 8th grade students were inducted this year. The new members are as follows:
Jacob Darrell Adkins, Jacob Lee Adkins, Luz Veronica Arias, Gabriel Barker, Chayse Barney, Anna Bates, Magdalen Begick, Elijah Bower, Zachary Bracken, Karley Branagan, Presley Bullard, Tyler Bumgarner, Alexia Campbell, John Cole Cardwell, Sydney Cockerham, Tyler Coffman, Logann Combs, Emily Nicole Cox, Emily Grace Cox, Chlow Crews, Adam Dinger, Rachel Durham, Spencer Edwards, Madysen Essic, Brianna Fain, Nathan Fie, Delaney Finn, Meghan Giller, Morgan Goins, Jared Gray, Taylor Grimes, Ruthie Hauser, Kylie Helsabeck, Ashley Holden, Chloe Hooker, William Hundley, Grace Hunt, Erice Jones, Walt Justis, Rebecca Kellam, Chloe Kildea, Rickey King, Katelyn Ladd, Emma Layman, Brody Liles, Nathan London, Jasmine Machado, Madison Maurer, Shailyn McCrary, Arianna Medina, Zackery Middleton, Hannah Miller, Ramsey Miller, Addyson Moore, Andrew (AJ) Moran, Anita Nash, Nicole Newsome, Cameron Pack, Adam Parris, Lucey Patterson, Tyler Patterson, Sydney Preston, Torrie Preston, Aliza Puckett, Addison Pulliam, Max Rogatsios, Nathaniel Rogers, Emma Santoro, Rhyan Sapp, Draven Sellers, Sarah Grace Sells, Kendall Sharp, Lukas Sikarskie, Hannah Smith, Anna Grace Smith, Shirley Solorio, Hannah Spainhour, Savannah Stitt, Jackson Stover, Leighton Stump, Than Styles, Zachary Tackett, Sally Thompson, Aiden Thorton, Billy Tillinghast, Alyssa Tschorn, Victoria Tucker, Daniel Villasenor, Cameron Wall, Ashlee Ward, Allison Warren, Taylor Westmoreland, Jordan White, Alec Whitem, Rachel Wilcox, and Lane Williams.
In order to be considered for membership, students must maintain a grade- point average of a 93 or higher for an entire year at CGMS. They must also have an unblemished behavior record, four teacher recommendations, and an essay explaining how they plan to live up to the ideals of the National Junior Honor Society: Leadership, Character, Scholarship, and Service.
Mr. Mark Maser, Co-Advisor of the Chestnut Grove chapter, said to the new members, “You are the leaders at Chestnut Grove. You are our best and brightest. Continue to do the things that got you to this point.”
The Honor Society members pledge to uphold the standards of the society both in and out of school, and are required to complete community service hours during the school’s calendar year. Presently, Chestnut Grove has 170 active members in its National Junior Honor Society chapter.