On Friday, April 15, 2016, Olympia Christian School (OCS) inducted Aldercy Ramirez-Diaz, 8th grade, and Isaac Roy, 7th grade into the newly formed OCS chapter of the prestigious National Junior Honor Society.
This organization was formed in 1929 to encourage junior high students to promote scholarship and character development and to pursue membership in the senior organization, National Honor Society (1921) for high school students. The 5 pillars for the NJHS are: scholarship, leadership, character, service, and citizenship. The OCS chapter requires a 3.5 GPA for 2 consecutive quarters, good behavior and participation in community service projects to qualify.
The induction ceremony included a candle lighting ceremony to highlight the five pillars of the organization and a pinning with the NJHS pin, presentation of a yellow rose (NJHS flower), certificate presentation and a reciting of the NJHS pledge. There is an advisory board from OCS who determines membership and oversees the program to insure adherence to the high academic, character standards and community involvement. Students at OCS receive quarterly lunch outings and take leadership in OCS activities, school promotion and community service projects.
Photo, from left to right: Charlotte Hayes (NJHS Advisor, Aldercy Ramirez-Diaz (8th grade), Isaac Roy (7th grade) and Sharron Schwartz (Principal)