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National Honor Society update: volunteer work helps out the community

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National Honor Society president Anna Yang poses with Jane Carlson, the director of Groceries on Wheels. NHS donated over 1700 paper products to Groceries on Wheels in Greensboro.

National Honor Society president Anna Yang poses with Jane Carlson, the director of Groceries on Wheels. NHS donated over 1700 paper products to Groceries on Wheels in Greensboro.

National Honor Society president Anna Yang poses with Jane Carlson, the director of Groceries on Wheels. NHS donated over 1700 paper products to Groceries on Wheels in Greensboro.

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After a rocky start to get the club back going, the Northwest National Honor Society has had a plethora of volunteer opportunities for students over the past few months and has many upcoming events for the following weeks.

The National Honor Society advisers, Spanish teacher Gwen Stencler and math teacher Rhonda Hudson, are trying to fill the requirements that National Honor Society requires by bringing back the volunteer aspect of the club, which is why each member is assigned a teacher to help out throughout the year.

NHS recently had a paper drive to help Groceries on Wheels, a project by Food Assistance in Greensboro that helps the elderly and disabled who are unable to go out on their own and get groceries and other necessities.

“We got over 1700 paper products, which weighed over 400 pounds. We brought it all the the warehouse and the Food Assistance group was very appreciative of all the paper products we were able to raise,” senior and NHS president Anna Yang said.

Starting on April 9, NHS started the Trolley Teacher Appreciation Week. Students collected snacks to hand out to teachers in the morning to show their appreciation for them.

“Teachers don’t get the appreciation they deserve so we though we might do something about that,” senior and NHS secretary Mckenzie Waldron said. “So, we are going around in the morning starting at 8:30 and handing out snacks. Every student that helps gets one hour.”

April 14 is the 5K for St. Jude at Oak Ridge Park to raise money for the kids there since St. Jude pays for all of the families’ medical expenses.

“We will have volunteers and runners and a drawing for a BMW ride. We are selling t-shirts for $10,” Waldron said.

There are two upcoming cleanups, one on April 17 and a second one on April 28. All NHS members are required to volunteer in at least one cleanup per year to stay a member.

“One cleanup will be to clean up the trophy cases and the picture frames inside the school, and the other will be another outdoor cleanup which proved very successful early on in the year,” Yang said. “This will be a good chance for members to get out there and give back to the Northwest community.”

Something the advisers and the officers have been working on is with the group size, with NHS being one of the largest clubs at Northwest.

“The group is large, so we are still figuring out logistics, attendance and how to hold you accountable,” Hudson said.

Starting next year, NHS will be seeing some changes in the application portion.

“The requirements will change starting next year, Hudson said. “There will be a new set of guidelines and our constitution changed. The GPA is going up to 3.5 unweighted and 4.2 weighted. We are trying to get the true, academically succeeding student into NHS, which is what it is supposed to be anyway.”

One of the main goals for NHS is to make the organization into an honor that students are proud to be a part of by requiring more of the students to join the organization.

“I think that the basic principles of NHS have been re-instilled and now we are just trying to solidify, which we understand is a process because it is not gonna happen overnight, we have to work so that everything goes back to the way it actually should be,” Hudson said.

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