PRLog - Jan. 28, 2013 - DEVON, Pa. -- Devon Preparatory recently inducted 20 Middle School students into the National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) during a ceremony in Calasanctius Hall with family and friends in attendance. The current Eighth Grade members of the NJHS conducted the ceremony which included reading the NJHS Creed, a Candle Lighting ceremony, Roll Call of new members, awarding of certificates and signing the registry. Opening and closing remarks were made by Mr. Barry Brazunas, Middle School Director.
Twenty Devon Prep 7th and 8th graders were inducted into the NJHS.
The new inductees include: Eighth Graders David J. Haruch, Kevin L. Holmes, Brandon C. Smoot and Jack I. Wagner; and Seventh Graders Thomas S. Brower , Justin P. Chambers, Michael C. Hinke, Kyle M. Husar , Jamie W.C. Lorgus , Brendan J. McGrath, Akul Naik, Matthew V. O’Brien, Jacob Thomas H. Pabia, Michael S. Pietrafitta, Christopher L. Rufo, Paris T. Shusterfallou, Matthew D. Siracusa, Stephen A. Smith, Jacob M. Snyder and Augustin X. Thompson .
More than just an honor roll, the National Junior Honor Society serves to recognize those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of Scholarship, Leadership, Service, Character and Citizenship. These characteristics have been associated with membership in the organization since its beginning in 1929.
Today, it is estimated that more than one million students participate in activities of the NJHS. NJHS chapters are found in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, many U.S. Territories, and Canada. Chapter membership not only recognizes students for their accomplishments, but challenges them to develop further through active involvement in school activities and community service.
Devon Prep is a small, private, Catholic college preparatory school for young men in grades six to 12 conducted by the Piarist Fathers. The school is located on a picturesque 20 acre campus on Valley Forge Road on Philadelphia’