Hopi High inducts new National Junior Honor Society members

Zachary Youvella holds a candle while other National Junior Honor Society inductees look on (Photo by Samantha Clah).

Zachary Youvella holds a candle while other National Junior Honor Society inductees look on (Photo by Samantha Clah).

Hopi High School's National Junior Honor Society had a banquet inducting 13 new members April 25.

The newly inducted members consisted of students from the seventh, eighth and ninth grades.

The new members are Margarita Henson, Hayley Keith, Erin Miguel, Brooke Namoki, Mariah Nevayaktewa, Unitah Polacca, Zachary Youvella, Whitney Damgaard, Maureen Lomakema, Daphne Sahneyah, Robyn Wadsworth, Sharmayne Mike and Marlana Talayumptewa.

Current members are Allison Coochyouma, Robyn Kooyaquaptewa, LeAnn Leyva, Robin Miguel, Amber Naha, Carynn Sakeva, Brannon Sidney, Brennan Torivio, Audrey Yowytewa, Vanessa Bahe, Dominique Halwood, Trisha Holmes, Truman Nuvakuku, Amanda Onsae, Trinette Qotswisiwma, April Silas and Myles Thomas.

Speakers at the banquet were Brannon Sidney, who talked about the history of the National Junior Honor Society: LeAnn Leyva, who talked about one of the five criteria of an NJHS member, which was scholarship.

Another speaker, Carynn Sakeva, spoke about the second criteria, service. Dominique Halwood spoke about the third criteria, leadership. April Silas spoke about citizenship, the fourth criteria. Finally, Brennan Torivio spoke about the final criteria, character.

NJHS Advisor Rita Keith said that this year the members did some fundraising, helped out the National Honor Society with a food drive and the installation of a memorial plaque.

Next year the NJHS members will be reading to children at the Hopi Tribe's daycare in Kykotsmovi.

They will also do some play reading to local elementary schools as well as food drives, fundraisers for charity, trash collection and they are going to start a plastic bottle recycling project.


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