Manama, May 27 (BNA): Bahrain School has inducted 42 middle and high school students into the Dilmun Chapter of National Honor Society / National Junior Honor Society in a joint ceremony at the school.
The students selected for membership, 26 from the middle school and 16 from the high school, had achieved high academic status and completed written applications.
They were selected by a blind faculty committee based on their demonstrated acts supporting the four Pillars of National Honor Society -Service, Scholarship, Leadership, Character and Citizenship.
Held under strict health protocols, the ceremony was attended by school faculty, parents and students.
In his speech, NHS president Faisal AlSewaidi welcomed the new inductees.
Chapter Advisor and Math teacher Annette Bagley and German and Spanish teacher Dulcenombre Madrid Galdeano handed the certificates to each new member, signifying the student-led welcome and nature of the society.
After the new members received their certificates, School Principal Shana Seawright congratulated the inductees and commended their diligence, commitment and dedication. She spoke about the importance of being true to the values instilled by the NHS and NJHS pledge and encouraged the students to continue in their leadership capacities and to be true to themselves.
Bagley said that the new members have tried their best and “we are so proud of them.”
“The inductees have persevered through COVID and contributed to our school and the community in ways that we will appreciate in many ways,” she said.
The Dilmun Chapter of National Honor Society, chartered in the late 1970s, has been celebrating Spring and Fall Induction Ceremonies at Bahrain High School since 1979.
“The National Junior Honor Society is an international student organization that consists of chapters in middle schools,” Madrid Galdeano said.
“The NJHS was founded by the National Association of Secondary School Principals, and today has chapters in the United States, other U.S. territories, and around the world. This year, the NJHS Dilmun chapter initiated 26 new members, between grades 6 and 8. The purpose is to start early and help our student be productive members of society in whatever field of work they choose, while contributing to their communities.”