A group of Palmerton Area Junior High School students recently took part in the National Junior Honor Society induction ceremony held in the junior high/high school auditorium.

The program of events began with the prelude and processional given by junior high school music instructor Kenneth Mettam. That was followed by the Pledge of Allegiance.

Afterward, high school/junior high school Principal Paula Husar gave the welcome.

A candle lighting ceremony was then presented by students Owen Mendes, who spoke on Scholarship; Colby Moyer, Service; Hanna Nesfeder, Leadership; Kory Kratzer, Character; and Gabriella Sabina, Citizenship.

Brad Landis, NJHS adviser, then conducted the induction ceremony, at which time 22 students were initiated. The oath was given by Avery Neipert, president of the NJHS.

The address to new members was given by both Andrew Nosti, president of Palmerton Area High School's National Honor Society, and district Superintendent Scot Engler. Landis then offered closing remarks.

A rendition of the Alma Mater was led by Neipert and Brianna Brennan. The program ended with the recessional.

Students who were inducted into the 2013-14 NJHS include Holly Ahner; Jessica Bauer; Eric Baumgardt; Alea Brazil; Brianna Brennan; Krista Carlin; Ian Farrell; Sarah George; Sean Hall; Emma Kimmel; Kory Kratzer; Alyssa Lamparelli; Timothy Maradeo; Owen Mendes; Colby Moyer; Christopher Neff; Avery Neipert; Hanna Nesfeder; Owen Reis; Gabriella Sabina; Ryan Yacone; and Luke Yaindl.

Officers include Neiper, president; Yaindl, vice president; Baumgardt, treasurer; and Reis, secretary.