NJHS New 7th Grade Members 2017
NJHS New 7th Grade Members 2017
NJHS New 8th Grade Members 2017
NJHS New 8th Grade Members 2017
NJHS Continuing 8th Grade Members 2017
NJHS Continuing 8th Grade Members 2017

NJHS Induction Ceremony 2017

Congratulations to the more than 70 Phoenix Middle School National Junior Honor Society members who were recognized at a special ceremony Friday, May 19, 2017.

There are 34 new seventh graders and 13 new eighth graders joining the 27 current NJHS eighth graders at Phoenix.

You’ve made us #DDCometProud for your incredible displays of:

  • Scholarship
  • Citizenship
  • Character
  • Leadership
  • and Service


Current 8th Grade Members

Gwen Acheson                                       

Lithzy Aleman ♪

Sophia Brandt Reinhart

Emily Cameron

Amir Castillo Cano

Michael Cobb

Christina Crawford ♪

Sylvia Elliott

Hadyn Emmerich

Alizon Hernandez-Espinoza

Molly Jedlicka

Caitlyn Karbash

Gracie Laue

Morgan Lock ♪

Myles Lockhart ♪

Brianna Manriquez

Hannia Nevarez Martinez

Kate Pehkonen

Nayeli Rivera Cangelosi

Collette Riviere

Enrique Rizo

Allison Rosencrans ♪

Francheska Sandoval ♪

Anna Sorg

Perla Valadez ♪

Rudy Villarreal

Breanna Yartey ♪

New 8th Grade Members

Camrin Bosworth

Heather Charter

Trinity Dement ♪

Cristal Duran Cruz

Desiree Green

Rosalba Hernandez ♪

Juliana Huerta

Emily Iniguez

Justin Loewe

Lahzris Markling

Benjamin Petersen

Alyssa Rakowski

Joshua Ziolkowski

New 7th Grade Members

Faith Allen

Alexander Andreoni

Melynna Arreola

Isabel Calhoun ♪

Cheyenne Corning ♪

Naomi Delgado

Tija Eglite

Jaiden Elliott ♪

James Finley

Diamond Garcia ♪

Eliana Gluchman ♪

Madison Gordon  

Justin Graham

Katelynn Gums

Erick Huerta

Michael Kiem

Kylie Kummer

Jazmin Melendez

Dia Patel ♪

Kush Patel ♪

Eleashah Petersen

Victor Ramirez Escobar

Elizabeth Sanchez

Maria Shackett ♪

Kennedy Shepard ♪

Jacob Solis

Emily Soto ♪

Eli Stickney

Marissa Torres Raby ♪

Jaqueline Urias ♪

Julianna Wegleitner

Alton Wimer

Pamela Zamorano ♪

Gracie Zomer


True scholarship does not necessarily mean only the acquisition of high marks in class work.  Scholarship is really the development of a desire to learn and to be thorough.  It is the love of accuracy.  The mere acquisition of learning is not enough.  We need wisdom as well as knowledge.  No society ever progresses beyond the education of its people.  Scholarship may be defined as a search for truth.  Your scholarship must not stop, for we are capable of learning something from all our experiences.  Our scholarship provides the foundation for future growth.


Character is the force within each individual which distinguishes that person from others.  It gives each one individuality and personality.  It is that without which no one can respect oneself, nor hope to attain the respect of others.  It is this force of character which guides one through life and, when once developed, grows steadily.  Character is achieved and not received.  It is the product of constant action, daily striving to make the right choice.  The problem of character is the problem of self-control.  We must be in reality what we wish to appear to others.  By demonstrating such qualities as reliability, honesty, and sincerity, we may hope to prove by example that we value character.


I represent citizenship, for good citizenship is essential to the growth and survival of democracy and freedom.  Good citizens accept the responsibilities, as well as the privileges, of being American citizens.  They study issues and qualifications of candidates before voting.  They work to improve their communities.  They obey the law and they respect the rights of their fellowman.  It is through the loyalty and patriotism of each citizen that the rights and privileges of every individual are safeguarded.  Now, as much as at any time in the history of our country, the need for responsible citizenship is apparent.  Your personal citizenship is reflected in attitudes toward scholarship, service, leadership, and character.


Leadership should exert a wholesome influence on the school.  In taking the initiative in class and school activities, the real leader strives to train and aid others to attain the same objective.  The price of leadership is sacrifice—the willingness to yield one’s personal interests for the interest of others.  A leader has self-confidence and will go forward when others hesitate.  No matter what power and resources may exist in a country, they are ineffectual without the guidance of a wise leader.  Leadership is always needed, and is thus a substantive charge to each of our members and to the candidates.


I represent service, for this quality is deeply needed by our world.  It is a thread of unselfishness to be woven into the fabric of our lives.  For us, service means altruism.  It means that we will cooperate and assist when and where possible.  It also means that we will look for ways to serve our fellow students and this community.  Service to others gives us a high form of happiness.  To aid those in need, to help ease the pain of the world, to be a friend to the friendless are the aims of the Society.  The cure for selfishness is service to others.