Ysabelle was inducted in the National Junior Honor Society last night. It was quite an accomplishment for my girl. During her 6th grade year, she had a hard time balancing school work with having a social life. She opted many times to skip studying or doing homework to hang out with her friends. When this school year began, which happens to be her 1st year in middle school, she had set a personal goal to make honor roll. I wasn't sure if she would be able to meet that goal after the bumps she had through 6th grade. Then the first quarter report card came out and sure enough, she had made the honor roll and this continued with the following 2 report cards. So I was not surprised when she brought home the application to join the National Junior Honor Society. And we were pleased when we got the letter saying she had been accepted.
The program was quite nice. The student officers each took a characteristic that exemplifies a member of the NJHS, which included Citizenship, Service, Character, Scholarship, and Leadership. The principal, Mr. McLeod spoke for a brief time about how impressed he is by the youth that are so willing to give service to their communities. Then the members of the National Junior Honor Society stood and repeated the pledge:
"I pledge myself to uphold the high purposes of the South Jordan Middle School National Junior Honor Society to which I have been selected. I will be true to the principles for which it stands. I will be loyal to my school and will maintain and encourage high standards of scholarship, service, leadership, character, and citizenship."Then I watched as Belle's name was called and she received her certificate and shook hands with the principal. I am always the typical proud mama when my kiddos accomplish something. More proud of their accomplishments, no matter how small or large they maybe, than anything I ever have accomplished myself.