TUXEDO, N.Y (Dec. 18, 2015) —Tuxedo’s George F. Baker High School recently inducted 34 students into its National Honor Society (NHS) and National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) chapters.
The new inductees were selected based on and recognized for their high academic achievement, commitment and involvement in extracurricular activities, community service achievements and high level of character.
“We’re very proud of this year’s inductees and are looking forward to watching their continued academic success and community service work in the greater Tuxedo community,” said Tuxedo Interim Superintendent Nancy Teed.
NHS and NHJS officers led a candle lighting ceremony recognizing the traits of an inductee: Leadership, scholarship, service and character.
Inductees signed the NHS and NJHS scroll and were administered the NHS and NJHS pledge.
NHS and NJHS distinguishes, honors, and encourages students who excel at their general education studies and who possess admirable character, attitude and a strong intellect. Chapter membership not only recognizes students for their accomplishments, but challenges them to develop further through active involvement in school activities and community service. These characteristics have been associated with NHS membership in since its beginning in 1921 and 1929 for NJHS.
Jane Ann Leandre
Karla Lopez Granillo
About the Tuxedo Union Free School District
The Tuxedo Union Free School District is a K-12 school district located at the southernmost tip of Orange County, near Sterling Forest and Harriman State Park. The George Grant Mason School is the district’s K-6 school and was named a 2015-2016 New York State Reward School, which recognizes schools that have made the most progress or have the highest achievement statewide with no significant gaps in student achievement. George F. Baker High School is home to students in grades 7 to 12. The district’s mission is to engage students in the pursuit of knowledge for academic success, productive citizenship and the development of personal potential in a diverse and changing world, while offering opportunities for real life experience in a safe and secure learning environment meeting every student’s individual needs. For more information, visit: http://tuxedoufsd.org.