National Junior Honor Society initiated at Saint Bernard Prep

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Joyce Nix

Pictured, (left to right): front row: D. Tim, Ella Buckingham, Yessenia Pascual, Alison Gongre, Mai Thy Nguyen, Carly Tombo, Jonathan Baillargeon, Evehan Hayes and Ruby Torres. Second row: DB, Emma Whaley, Daniela Hernandez, David DeJesus, Joseph Ruse, Caleb Norman, Kathleen George, Madeline McBride and Mollie Woods. Third row: Claudia Fallin, Campbel Whaley, Aiden Adcock, Jacklyn Arteaga, John Pechon, Joseph Keith, Anna Beth Guthery, Alex Lewis and Marianee Pichardo.  Fourth row: Lillian Nassetta, Emma Tafazoli, Jenna Pechon, Claire Sanders, Richard Gann, Macy Whaley, Nikolas Borths, John Christian Rose and Caleb Guthery.


CULLMAN – Saint Bernard Preparatory School held its first induction ceremony of the National Junior Honor Society on Feb. 22, 2017. The ceremony was conducted by Cade Broadly, president of the SBP National Honor Society.

The National Junior Honor Society is the nation's premier organization established to recognize outstanding seventh-, eighth- and ninth-grade students. More than just an honor roll, NJHS serves to honor those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of scholarship, service, leadership, character and citizenship. These characteristics have been associated with membership in the organization since its beginning in 1929.

The following qualifications were necessary for a student to be inducted. The first qualification was scholarship. All grades were reviewed and a qualifying list was given to the committee. Secondly, each student wrote a short essay of ways they currently or plan in the future to demonstrate the following precepts of a student in the National Junior Honor Society: service, leadership, character and citizenship. The essays were then reviewed by the selection committee and approved.

  Following the ceremony, a reception was held in the Brahma Room.