The Oakridge School recently inducted 45 Middle School students into the National Junior Honor Society, the nation’s premier organization established to recognize outstanding middle level students. NJHS recognizes those students who demonstrate excellence in the areas of scholarship, service, leadership, character and citizenship.
The newly inducted 8th grade students are: Cooper Long, Natalie Nohinek, and Annaya Williams.
Seventh grade students are: Nicholas Abram, Cole Acker, Hadley Allen, Lauren Backman, Karrington Barnett, Brock Billingsley, Daniel Bird, Haley Bohn, Aubrey Burks, Annabelle, Cox, Zainab Ellahi, Adeline Fields, Nicole Fotoohi, Derek Goodrich, Jackson Hurd, Matthew Hwang, Vikram Kollipara, Tanish Kothapalle, Jason Long, Alex Lopez, Sohan Masters, Jack May, Sophia McLean, Jake Miller, Kristina Miller, Alli Mitchamore, Madison Moody, Nora Mooney, Trinity Nash, Jade Parker, Chloe Polit, Bennett Reddig, Eli Redding, Rileigh Robinson, Nibras Saya, Lauren Scott, Eshan Singhal, Rachel Trimble, Adison Trowbridge, Catherine Wang, Sasha Welborn-Houston, and Keeley Wilhelm.
“Each of these students has demonstrated an unwavering commitment to academics and we commend their accomplishments,” said Head of Middle School Britt Robinson. “We are equally proud of their involvement in the arts, athletics and other school activities, as well as their desire to serve in our community.”
Jim Haddock, an Oakridge parent, member of the Oakridge Board of Regents, and president of Haddock Interests, a real estate development company, served as the ceremony speaker. On moving forward and finding success, he told the new NJHS inductees they should: identify their goals, focus on their education, seek leadership roles, engage in community service, learn to make smart decisions about money, seek mentoring, and remain flexible.
“The world is run by people who show up,” Haddock said. “National Junior Honor Society members show up.”