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OBHS Freshman Wins NJHS Outstanding Achievement Award

Oyster Bay High School freshman Ania Kelly was named a recipient of the National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) Outstanding Achievement Award. She is one of 500 exceptional NJHS members and among 36 in New York State to earn the honor.

Award winners were chosen for their accomplishments in the five pillars of the organization, including leadership, service, scholarship, citizenship and character, and their student activities. As a winner, Ania received $500 in a 529 college savings account to help her reach her educational goals.

“Ania is the epitome of service, leadership, character, scholarship and citizenship," said NJHS Advisor Ms. Ashleigh Pryor, who encourages all members to apply. "She has excelled in academics by achieving Principal’s Honor Roll every quarter while dedicating her time, service, character, and leadership to all extra-curricular activities.”

Ania serves as the Vice President of the Freshman Class, Publicity Officer of Mathletes, Publicity Officer for the National Junior Honor Society, and plays percussion in Jazz Band. She is working with Administration to start an Environmental and Sustainability club at Oyster Bay High School. Ania is a dedicated member of a high-performance crew team. On weekends, she is a ski instructor at Stratton Mountain, Vermont. She actively teaches young skiers, typically 3-7 years old, how to ski and how to improve their skills.

“Ania’s willingness to sacrifice her time to help others is a great display of her selfless attitude,” Ms. Pryor added. “This award is not only well deserved, but it will also help her stand out when it comes time to apply to colleges.”

njhs award winner with staff

Pictured with National Junior Honor Society Outstanding Achievement Award winner Ania Kelly are, from left, Superintendent of Schools Dr. Francesco Ianni, Oyster Bay High School Assistant Principal Ms. Rebecca Menuzzo, NJHS Advisor Ms. Ashleigh Pryor and Oyster Bay High School Principal Ms. Sharon Lasher.