Plainfield, N.J. – January 27, 2017 – Students at Frederic W. Cook K-5 Center were inducted into the National Elementary Honor Society during a ceremony held last night at the school, and attended by city officials, the Plainfield Board of Education, and Superintendent of Schools Anna Belin-Pyles.
The students were selected after meeting the requirements set by the National Elementary Honor Society (NEHS) which includes Scholarship, Responsibility, Leadership, and Service. Over 26 students took the oath to abide by the NEHS standards.
Honoring the students were Keynote Speaker Superior Court Justice the honorable Martha T. Royster, JSC and Mr. Rick Smiley, City of Plainfield Administrator.
Before taking their oath, Dr. Caryn Cooper, Principal at the school said to the students, “My expectation is that you continue on this progressive route and that you share your gifts with others; and continue to live up to the rigorous standards outlined by the National Elementary Honors Society.”
Superintendent of Plainfield Public Schools Belin-Pyles said, “It’s an honor and a privilege to celebrate this important milestone with you. I am proud of your accomplishments, continue to excel and to contribute to your school and our entire Plainfield Community.”
Many of the students served as hosts of the ceremony including Danielle Greene, as Mistress of Ceremonies, and Madison Toussaint, Gabriel Handlin, Jaren Wheeler and Julissa Martinez as student speakers. Joriah Williams, President of Cook School’s NEHS gave welcome remarks.
The National Elementary Honor Society is modeled after its parent organization, the National Honor Society, to honor and recognize the highest achieving students in grades 4-6. In Plainfield students from various elementary schools including Cedarbrook Center K-8, Charles H. Stillman School and the Plainfield Academy for the Arts and Advanced Studies and Plainfield High School have members of the National Honor Society.