CENTER — Seventeen Haskin Elementary students received gold tassels and pins during their induction last Thursday into the National Elementary Honor Society, (NEHS).
Fifth graders in the NEHS for two years who received their gold tassels were: Elian Aguilar, Alexa Bustamante, Antonio Garcia, Alanna Garcia, Arazeliz Garcia, Andrew Morfitt, Ciara Paiz, Cristian-Gold Roblero and Shayla-Gold Thompson
Fourth graders Uyuki Chavez, Mia Maez, Julian Maldonado, Shaneijah Martinez, Martin Palma, Yareli Puledo, Noah Swanson and Luis Valdez received NEHS pins.
Sponsor Lupita Ortega reminded students of their responsibilities as NEHS recipients to demonstrate good character and be good examples during a brief speech at the ceremony. Brenda Montoya is co-sponsor for the group.
About the NEHS
According to the NEHS website, the National Elementary Honor Society (NEHS) was established in 2008 by the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) in partnership with the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP). NEHS recognizes students in both public and nonpublic elementary schools for their outstanding academic achievement and demonstrated personal responsibility.
Through NEHS, students provide meaningful service to the school and community and develop essential leadership skills. NEHS supports these purposes by strengthening the lives of our nation’s elementary students and the schools in which they are enrolled.
By starting a chapter, elementary schools create a method for acknowledging achievement and focusing on the needs of the total child. In addition, NEHS provides information and resources to enhance the culture of achievement in the whole school, not merely the culture of a select few.
As the nation’s newest student recognition program, NEHS joins the National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) and National Honor Society (NHS), the nation’s two oldest and largest student recognition programs, in creating a continuum of excellence being established throughout the elementary, middle, and high school education community.