A total of 60 John M. Clayton Elementary School students recently had the distinction of being the first Indian River School District elementary students to be inducted into the National Honor Society.
The fourth- and fifth-graders were inducted during a special ceremony at the school on January 31. John M. Clayton is the first elementary school in the district to have an Honor Society chapter.
Students applied for the honor and were chosen based on academic performance, community service and leadership. A committee comprising eight JMC teachers selected the honorees.
“We’re hoping to promote that feeling in our school community that if you work hard, you will be rewarded,” JMC teacher Melissa Grise said.
The school staff said they hope the new National Elementary Honor Society chapter will build students’ leadership skills while motivating them to work hard in school. Members will also be encouraged to complete service projects in the school and community throughout the year.