Martin McAdam, a student at Marion C. Moore School (Jefferson County), has been recognized for receiving the National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) Outstanding Achievement Award. McAdam is the first Jefferson County Public Schools (JCPS) student to receive the honor and the second in the Commonwealth.

The Outstanding Achievement Award is given to 500 middle school students from across the U.S. who demonstrate dedication to scholarship, service, leadership, character and citizenship. To be considered, students must be active members of NJHS, in grades 6-8 and attend a school with a NJHS chapter. The award includes $500 to be placed in a college savings fund account.

Martin’s nominators described him as a “leader among his peers who consistently reaches beyond what is expected of him.” He was recognized for the award on Aug. 17 by the JCPS Board of Education.