Minor-Chism, Ramos Earn National Junior Honor Society Outstanding Achievement Award

Collegiate Academy Middle School scholars Cadence Minor-Chism and Suri Ramos were two of just 500 National Junior Honor Society scholars to earn the Outstanding Achievement Award.

“I am so proud of my scholars and want everyone to know that we are doing great things in Cedar Hill ISD,” said Collegiate Academy Social Studies Teacher & NJHS sponsor Irene Cardoso, herself a CHISD Graduate.

Minor-Chism is in eighth grade and plans to attend Howard University, a Historically Black College & University (HBCU) located in Washington D.C. Her goal is to major in Business Administration with minors in Fashion Design and Dance Education.

Ramos is a seventh grader and undecided on a specific college but plans to work as an architect or in ministry.

“I’m surprised I won – I am so proud of myself,” Ramos said.

Said Minor-Chism, “Winning this honor is very special.”

The NJHS recognizes middle school scholars for their commitment to the five pillars of NJHS, which are scholarship, service, leadership, character and citizenship.

The prize for earning the award is $500 for a college savings plan to support the scholar’s educational aspirations.  This is the first time CHISD had two winners in the same year.

“NJHS serves one million scholars throughout the United States, so it’s amazing that two of our scholars were among the 500 honorees,” Cardoso said.

Both Minor-Chism and Ramos will be recognized at the Collegiate Academy Awards Ceremony on Tuesday.