This past April, members of the squire division from the Bro. Joseph C. Fox Latin School were selected from National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) members across the nation for outstanding achievement.
Every year the NJHS Outstanding Achievement Award recognizes 500 exceptional students nationwide with a $500 college savings award. The award seeks to highlight members of the NJHS who have demonstrated excellence in the five pillars: scholarship, service, leadership, character, and citizenship. This year marks the first time a Latin School student has received this award.
Those awarded were Tara Brennan, Caroline Lopez, Molly McGoldrick, Carmela Musso, Eliana Orlic, and Veronica Tadross. Besides maintaining excellent grades and fulfilling the requirements of membership to the National Junior Honor Society, these six students went above and beyond by helping in other areas of the school, their parishes and communities. The outstanding leadership and service of these students included acts such as tutoring younger students after school, coaching sports camps for students with special needs and volunteering at local animal shelters.
When asked about receiving the award, the students remarked, “often times you feel like middle school doesn’t count toward college and it was very rewarding to be recognized for our hard work and service as a middle school students with something that will help later in life for college.”
It is this same hard work and dedication to helping others that embodies not only the spirit of the National Junior Honor Society, but that of Kellenberg and the Brother Joseph C. Fox Latin School. Congratulations to our winners!