Based on their demonstrated academic performance, service, leadership and character, 74 students were inducted into the Lynn Middle School National Junior Honor Society, Wednesday, Dec. 14 at 6:30 p.m. in the Lynn Middle School gymnasium.

“I’m proud to see so many of our students stepping up to the plate and taking steps to become the next generation of community leaders,” said Lynn Middle School Principal Rey Gomez. “This recognition speaks to our mission of inspiring cougars today to create a better tomorrow.”

In order to be eligible for membership, students must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 beginning the second semester of their sixth grade year. Additionally, candidates must demonstrate the characteristics of service, leadership, and character, by participating in community or school activities and demonstrate a high standard of integrity, behavior, ethics, and cooperation with both students and faculty.

Students are also required to participate in at least one school-sponsored club and volunteer with a nonprofit organization, at least once a month, in order to maintain their membership.

Students are reviewed by a council made up of seven teachers at the school: Bobbie Arnone, Stephanie Taylor, Liz Winterrowd, Martha Flores, Melissa Griffith, Gema Suggs, and Teresa Jones.

NJHS is the nation’s oldest and best-known student recognition program for middle level students and was founded in 1929 by the National Association of Secondary School Principals.