This week, I had the opportunity to be a part of the National Junior Honor Society induction at W.A. Perry Middle School. It was a great opportunity to recognize students on their path of scholarship, service, leadership, character and citizenship, as outlined by the mission. This induction class included 11 students. It was a great group of young men and young ladies.
While at the school and after the program, I had an opportunity to visit other parts of the school, including the cafeteria, the professional development room and the media center. Just as good as it was seeing the Honor Society students, it was equally gratifying to see how many more students were participating in the afterschool activities at the school as well! The halls and other areas of the school were filled with students who were engaged and active. I even had a chance to carry on a brief conversation in Spanish with a few students in the media center.
So, what does this mean? It means that learning can take place at all times and in various settings. Moreover, when it’s fun and engaging, students not only will rise to the occasion, but they also will exceed expectations.
Congratulations to the new Honor Society inductees at W.A. Perry and congratulations to all of our students who extend their learning. Schools have to support all!