Mother Seton School is pleased to announce that on October 29, 2021, seven eighth-graders were inducted as the newest members of the Archbishop James Bayley Chapter of the National Junior Honor Society (NJHS). These students were selected based on their academic achievement and strong character: Benjamin Caretti (Woodsboro), Sophia Erdman (Westminster), Grace Hewitt (Blue Ridge Summit, PA), Gianna Kinnamont (Thurmont), Anya Laird (Frederick), Thien-Y Pham (Frederick), Maryn Rajaski (Frederick), Finnian Tayler (Frederick), and Caleb Thompson (Walkersville).
The NJHS is an international student organization that recognizes high-achieving students in grades sixth through ninth. The purpose of Mother Seton School’s NJHS chapter—based on the five pillars of the organization—is to create enthusiasm for scholarship, stimulate a desire to render service, promote leadership, develop character, and encourage good citizenship in the students.
NJHS members perform acts of service throughout the school year, which is in keeping with Mother Seton School’s mission of building strong Christian values such as service to others. “These students have shown their willingness to work to offer service not only to Mother Seton School but to the local community,” said Mr. Christopher Cosentino, faculty advisor to the Archbishop James Bayley chapter. Their first service project for this year will be a toy collection in honor of deceased alumnus, Tommy Laudani.
“I was proud to have the opportunity to induct these students into the NJHS,” Mr. Cosentino added. “They are great role models for the younger students, in demonstrating the scholarship, leadership, and citizenship we inspire our students to strive for.”
Mother Seton School announces the newest members of the Archbishop James Bayley Chapter of the National Junior Honor Society (from left): Sophia Erdman, Maryn Rajaski, Benjamin Caretti, Anya Laird, Caleb Thompson, Thien-Y Pham, Grace Hewitt, Finnian Tayler, and Gianna Kinnamont.