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National Elementary Honor Society at BRE

By Celeste McNeil; photo courtesy of Jen Murdock-Jacoway

Photo BRE’s first National Elementary Honor Society induction

BRE’s first National Elementary Honor Society induction. Here are the 26 students and three faculty advisors: Peggy Wood, Terra Shaffner, and Michelle Parker. Principal Jen Murdock-Jacoway, Kevin Leung of DCSD’s Board of Education and DCSD Director of Schools Cory Wise are pictured as well.

Buffalo Ridge Elementary (BRE) school recently inducted 26 students into the National Elementary Honor Society (NEHS). This is the inaugural year for BRE to participate in NEHS. Like its counterpart for older students, NEHS membership is based on a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or higher. Members must also demonstrate service, responsibility and leadership experience based on participation in community and school activities and clubs.

Thirteen fourth grade students and 15 fifth grade students constitute this first NEHS chapter at BRE. Three faculty advisors, Michelle Parker, Peggy Wood and Terra Shaffner, will support the group as the students engage in chapter service projects. The students will decide on the project specifics in the coming weeks.

“This is an incredible opportunity for these students to leave a legacy and help their community in a meaningful and lasting way. This group of students is making history as the first inductees in our school chapter of NEHS, and will be creating traditions in which all future members of our chapter will participate in. We are incredibly proud of each one of them,” stated Parker.

Founded in 2008, NEHS is modeled after National Honor Society. “The National Elementary Honor Society is such a prestigious platform for our young leaders, and we are absolutely ecstatic to bring this program to Buffalo Ridge Elementary,” said Principal Jen Murdock-Jacoway. “At BRE, we believe in enriching the whole child, and NEHS brings a national lens to scholars that will create opportunities for new learning,” she said.



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