Published: Sep 06, 2011 8:52 PM EDT
Updated: Sep 06, 2011 8:55 PM EDT

LEE COUNTY, Fla - San Carlos Park Elementary School, Center for the Arts has established a chapter of the new National Elementary Honor Society (NEHS) to recognize its most outstanding students. School staff were recently notified that their application to begin this prestigious new national student recognition program was approved by the national office and they may now begin choosing new members.

“I’m thrilled our students will be recognized for their academic achievement and service to our community,” said San Carlos Elementary principal Aida C. Saldivar. “These students will serve as role models for all students and develop as leaders for the future.”

San Carlos Elementary now joins elementary schools across America in establishing a program to promote excellence in academic achievement and involvement in leadership and service for the nation’s youngest students. More than just an honor roll, NEHS engages its members in service activities and leadership development that help strengthen the programs for all students at the school and improve life in the community.