38 Heathwood 8th Graders Inducted into National Junior Honor Society

Tuesday, October 17, 2017


In recognition of their academic achievements, service, leadership, character, and citizenship, 38 members of Heathwood's Class of 2022 were inducted into the National Junior Honor Society on October 16.

Calling the induction ceremony "a celebration of excellence in a variety of areas," Head of School Chris Hinchey invited the inductees to "look at this recognition as a call to do more," while Middle School Head Suzanne Nagy said that the school was proud of the students' accomplishments and noted that the ceremony was an opportunity to be mindful of the qualities that the NJHS enshrines: "Take the high ground. Use good judgment. Recognize that small actions can have big consequences. Encourage each other. Show kindness, and push one another," she advised.

The National Junior Honor Society is the nation's premier organization established to recognize outstanding middle level 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.

NJHS faculty advisors Liza Johnson and Pamela Pope inducted the following students:

Justin Ansley

Reid Avery

Clare Baker

Kaleb Barnes

Kayla Barnes

Owen Bennett

Addie-Grace Cook

Walker Draffin

Matthew Evans

Robert Golden

Nadine Hanna

Carter Livingston

John McCants

McIver Merritt

Michael Moran

Matthew Morgan

Madison Morris

William Morris

Alex Owens

London Patel

Pete Peterson

Pamela Ann Pope

Alexander Roberts

Myles Roberts

M Roney

Jimmy Ruskell

Aaron Sawyer

Anna Shainwald

Ryan Shelley

Ellie Singerling

Christina Smith

Savannah Smith

Daniel Sobel

William Suggs

Caroline Tinch

Logan Trull

Austin Tuller

Aidan Willhide