NJHS Welcomes 17 New Members; Donates $2K to St. Jude’s

The Edmund W. Miles Middle School National Junior Honor Society inducted 17 new members into the organization, lighting the way for a new group of high character leaders and academic achievers to make their mark on the Amityville community and help others along the way.

Current NJHS officers Eddie Marrerro Jr., Sabrina Tobin, Kimberly Bonilla and Giselle Monge expounded on the virtues of the society’s five pillars of scholarship, leadership, citizenship, service and character, before lighting candles representing each quality. NJHS Adviser Carlee Wallenstein, EWMMS Interim Principal Dr. Steven Kussin and Assistant Principal Ted Tsirigotis conducted the presentation of new members, immediately followed by the NJHS pledge and official candle lighting by inductees. Keeping with EWMMS tradition, each new NJHS member presented a flower to a loved one in the audience.

In her closing remarks, Ms. Wallenstein commended the group– new and old members– on their accomplishments throughout the year. NJHS members volunteer at various school and community events throughout the year. This year they raised $2,000 to benefit St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital. Current NJHS officers presented an oversized check to Laura Wallenstein, Regional Director for the hospital.

Congratulations to the following new NJHS inductees: Patrick Abate, Stephany Carbajal, James Carey, Yosselyn Castillo-Turcios, Britney Colas, Victoria Erwat, Courtney Evans, Josefa Hernandez, Raiphy Jerez, Ashley Membreno, Mikel Murphy, Ashley Pico, Carlos Ponce, Katirya Tyson-Cardona, Kerrianne Victor, Jordan Wellington and Dakota Willenbrock.