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National Junior Honor Society Induction Ceremony & Eighth Grade Awards Night

Emily Clayton volunteered her time with the Midnight Run, Samantha Poy helped clean up Tibbetts Brook in Yonkers and Isabella Levine mentored students in the Nature Girls Program.

These are just some of the service projects that Sleepy Hollow Middle School students carried out this school year as members of the National Junior Honor Society. On June 20, they shared their experiences with the community as they inducted approximately 15 sixth-graders into the organization.

Eighth-grader Ari Kotler worked with neuroscientists involved with Autism Research. Ari, who is on the Autism spectrum said, “My mission is to make the world a better place and stop bullying.” He received a standing ovation at the end of his presentation.

Sophie Taylor’s favorite activity was spending time with kindergarten students after school at John Paulding. The students helped others and reaped the joy of giving back.

Awards were then presented to students who have excelled in a variety if subject areas including reading, science and ENL. Wave Waldman received the NJHS Outstanding Achievement Award.

SHMS Principal Joshua Whitham congratulated the students for standing up and taking action. “You are worked late into the night and into the weekends and wouldn’t take no for an answer.” 

During the ceremony, students lit candles representing scholarship, leadership, service, character and citizenship.

Congratulations to all the new inductees and award recipients.