By: Sarah Eljahmi and Sarah Hachem
The National Junior Honor Society is an international, nonprofit organization that allows students to reach out and help the community. Whether it’s donating canned foods or cleaning up a local park, NJHS does it all. Each year, a group of outstanding and committed students collaborate to improve the school and local community. Ms. Fudwa Fawaz, the advisor of the NJHS at Lowrey Middle School seeks students who abide by the NJHS pillars. Only respectful students with excellent academic standings, leadership qualities, and voluntary services in 7th or 8th grade are eligible to apply. Students who apply must submit a response as to why their eligible, three teacher recommendations, and an activity sheet of their middle school services. Ms. Fawaz received over 85 applications this year alone, and thoroughly read over them to decide upon who would make an excellent addition to Lowrey’s motivated NJHS group. After a week or so, Mrs. Fawaz picked out 20 seventh graders and 27 eighth graders.
After recruiting the new NJHS members, Ms. Fawaz organized approximately five
exciting projects and events they are expected to take on before the end of the 2017-2018 school year. National Junior Honor Society members will be working on raising money to build two good-quality water wells in Africa. They will also run a clothes drive to raise money for the autistic community, and a food drive prior to Ramadan. As far as improving the school, members will work in groups to cover Lowrey halls with inspirational murals, and promote charitable money-raising awarenesses. One exciting event NJHS members participated in was the induction ceremony for the newly accepted members. This was a special event in which NJHS members dressed up, and were sworn into the organization. Other than current NJHS members, many others were invited to attend including parents, former members, and the National Honor Society President from Fordson High School. Finally, NJHS will be going on a thrilling end-of-the-year field trip!
NJHS is a wonderful opportunity to make an impact in the local community, to help
people in need, and take pride in these actions. Being in NJHS has a handful of advantages, too. For one, it allows students to make a real difference in their school and community with the help of like-minded friends. Second, being a middle school member increases the chances of making it into NHS in High School. Being a National Honor Society member is a major eye-catcher on college resúmes. Thirdly, these elite students will receive an honorary mention of their excellence at 8th Grade graduation and stand out with gold and blue tassels. NJHS is a phenomenal organization. All Lowrey students are encouraged to strive and become part of this worthwhile group.
CONGRATULATIONS NEW LOWREY NJHS MEMBERS