Rising leaders inducted at Meherrin Elementary

Published 5:52 pm Friday, April 19, 2019

By Joronda Baxter


Meherrin Elementary Honor Society

National Elementary Honor Society inductees recite their pledge: Zoe Banks, Dalton River Barnes, Tiara Benn, Levi Butler, Kyle Drake, Addison Griffith, Ny’kirrah Hendricks, Rylan Holloman, Reagan Howell, Neil Kirste, Aeddan Lashley, A’layla Peterson, DeMariah Reed, Mia Warren, Ryann Burks, Kamya Banks, Rylie Howell, Sydney Ivey, Nevaeh Jones, Jason Lee, Joshua Lee, Matthew Parker, Skylar Patterson, Zayden Pope, Logan Stauffer, Jabriel Stockton, Ava Armellino, Darius Harrison and Makiela Fullington. Submitted | Joronda Baxter

Meherrin Elementary School conducted its third annual National Elementary Honors Society and National Jr. Beta Club induction ceremony on April 9.

The National Elementary Honors Society recognizes students in both public and non-public elementary schools for their outstanding academic achievement, as well as demonstrating personal responsibility.

Through NEHS, students provide meaningful service to their school and community, while developing essential leadership skills. Students in the fourth and fifth grades were given the opportunity to complete an application to show their service to their community, efforts shown being responsible in their community, academic achievement, and behavior in their school.

After the NEHS ceremony, several students were also inducted into the National Jr. Beta Club. The National Jr. Beta Club serves to promote the ideals of academic achievement, character, leadership and service among elementary and secondary school students. Students in both fourth and fifth grades were also selected, and were able to be pinned by their parents on this memorable evening.

Meherrin’s staff played an important role by encouraging students to show effective leadership skills. They also provided input within the selection process with rating students according to the standards of the National Elementary Honors Society and Jr. BETA Club.

Students at MES will continue to model what is expected to remain a member throughout their elementary years and years to come.