POLACCA, Ariz. - Hopi High School inducted 13 students into the Hopi High School National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) April 29 during the annual ceremony in the high school's cafeteria.
The 13 inductees were Sean Bolus, Stacy Charley, Alize Felter, Jeremiah Garcia, Havana Kaye, Kylee Kewanimptewa, Aneyla Koyawena, Alyssa Masaquaptewa, Ammon Polacca, Patricia Sieweyumptewa, Nicholai Bolus, Betty Dewakuku and Antwan Swimmer.
Rita Keith, advisor for the Hopi Jr./Sr. High School NJHS, praised the honor society students from the past year for their many service projects.
Those projects included a $500 contribution to the Hopi Education Endowment Fund, an ongoing recycling project, Books for Tots and the annual Bridge program.
NJHS also received a state award from a philanthropic group for its annual contributions to the Hopi Educational Endowment Fund. The Northern Arizona Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals gave the students the Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy Group Achievement Award. That chapter is a part of the national and international organization of the Association of Fundraising Professionals.
During the induction ceremony, NJHS President Darion Fredericks gave a brief history of the honor society. Vice President Chorosi Honie spoke about scholarship. Kursheena Yazzie spoke about leadership. Treasurer Kyle Honvantewa spoke about character. Public Relations Director Daniel Lim spoke about citizenship and member Janissa Lahaleon spoke about service.
Hopi Junior High Principal Albert Sinquah praised NJHS for its outstanding efforts.