Manama, May 27 (BNA) Bahrain School hosted 42 middle and high school students in the Dilmun branch of the National Honor Society / National Honor Society for Juniors in a joint ceremony at the school.
Students selected for membership, 26 from middle school and 16 from high school, have achieved high academic standing and have completed their written applications.
They were selected by a blind faculty committee based on their demonstrated work that supports the four pillars of the National Honor Society—service, scholarship, leadership, character, and citizenship.
The ceremony, which was held under strict hygiene protocols, was attended by the school’s faculty, parents and students.
In his speech, NHS President Faisal Al-Suwaidi welcomed the new volunteers.
Class advisor and mathematics teacher Annette Bagley and German and Spanish teacher Dolnumbrador Madrid Galdiano handed out certificates to each new member, demonstrating the student-led welcome and nature of the community.
After the new members received their certificates, School Principal Shana Sirait congratulated the recruits and commended them for their diligence, commitment and dedication. She spoke about the importance of adhering to the values instilled in the NHS and NJHS pledge and encouraged students to continue in their leadership potential and to be true to themselves.
Bagley said the new members did their best and “we are proud of them.”
“Recruits have persevered through COVID and have contributed to our school and the community in ways that we appreciate in many ways,” she said.
The Dilmun branch of the National Honor Society, chartered in the late 1970s, has been celebrating spring and autumn ceremonies at Bahrain High School since 1979.
“The National Youth Honor Society is an international student organization made up of classes in middle schools,” Madrid Galdiano said.
“NJHS was founded by the National Association of High School Administrators, and today it has chapters in the US, other US regions and around the world. This year, the NJHS Dilmun chapter has started 26 new members, between sixth and eighth grades. The purpose is to start early and help our students be Be productive members of society in whatever field of work they choose, while contributing to their communities.”