South Orangetown Central School District

SOMS NJHS Officers

The South Orangetown Middle School National Junior Honor Society inducted 70 seventh graders and honored its 63 current eighth grade members in a ceremony in the SOMS Auditorium last evening.

Honor society membership is based on members demonstrating the five pillars: scholarship, service, leadership, citizenship and character. The SOMS Excelsior Chapter of the National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) is led by advisors Kerry Beckmann and Eric Goldstein. “Mr. Goldstein and I are so proud of what our current members have accomplished this year and look forward to the opportunity to work with our newest members who were already very active in our recent Pie the Teacher/Administrator for Charity event. The NJHS motto, ‘Service before self,’ is exemplified by these two groups of exceptional young people,” said Beckmann.

Before the ceremony began, family and friends were treated to a performance by some of our SOMS band students, led by SOMS Band teacher Robert Bennett. After an introduction by SOMS Assistant Principal Danielle Page, Ed.D., NJHS members led the ceremony and explained the service projects they completed this year, inducted new and existing members and spoke about the five pillars that members exemplify.

Over the course of the school year, NJHS members raised $4,000 to support The Penguin Plunge. Co-founder Barbara Noyes accepted the NJHS donation on behalf of the organization and thanked members for their continued support.

Congratulations to all 133 SOMS NJHS members!