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David W. Ziskin

Superintendent of Schools

25 High Street

Fort Plain, NY 13339





Harry Hoag Elementary School Establishes New Honor Society Chapter

Harry Hoag Elementary School has established a chapter of the new National Elementary Honor Society (NEHS) to recognize their most outstanding students. Staff at the school were notified recently that their application to begin this prestigious new national student recognition program was approved by the national office and that they may now undertake the process of selecting new members.

Harry Hoag Elementary joins elementary schools around the nation in establishing a program to promote excellence in academic achievement and involvement in leadership and service for the nation’s youngest student leaders. More than just an honor roll, NEHS engages its members in service activities and leadership development that help strengthen the programs for all students at the school and improve life in the community.

NEHS has been developed as a program of the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) in partnership with the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP). “We are proud to recognize Harry Hoag Elementary as a new member of our Honor Society network.” said JoAnn Bartoletti, Executive Director of NASSP. “The decision to bring NEHS to their campus is an indication of a commitment to acknowledging the hard work of high achieving and well-rounded students. It also signals support for the core values of the Honor Society – values that we believe enhance the life of every member and the entire school community.” NASSP also sponsors the National Honor Society and National Junior Honor Society, and with the creation of NEHS, establishes student recognition programs for students in all levels of American education, elementary, middle, and high school.

At the local level, chapters of the National Elementary Honor Society are supervised by a faculty adviser. The new co-advisors for the chapter at Harry Hoag Elementary will be Mrs. Yerdon and Mrs. Snow. They will be charged with supervising the selection of new members and inducting them at a special ceremony. A full description of the criteria for membership and the process for selection will be made available to all students, parents, and staff. In addition, once members are selected, the chapter will organize service projects and other activities that support the purposes of the organization.

The National Elementary Honor Society joins the National Honor Society (NHS) and the National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) as the nation’s premier organizations recognizing outstanding students who demonstrate excellence in the areas of scholarship, responsibility, leadership, service, citizenship, and character. NHS and NJHS were founded by and are programs of the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP). NASSP—the preeminent organization and national voice for middle level and high school leaders—also sponsors the National Association of Student Councils (NASC) promoting and providing leadership development opportunities to prepare and empower students to serve their schools and communities. Visit www.nassp.org for more information.

Established in 1921, the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP) serves elementary and middle school principals in the United States, Canada, and overseas. www.naesp.org
For more information about the National Elementary Honor Society, visit www.nehs.org.