NHS supports community through events

Kadifa Tabakovic
Circulation Manager

Photo By Kadifa Tabakovic Senior Corey Dunlap calms senior Bryce McLean while he is giving blood at the annual NHS blood drive on Nov. 16.
Senior Corey Dunlap calms senior Bryce McLean while he is giving blood at the annual NHS blood drive on Nov. 16. Photo by Kadifa Tabakovic

National Honors Society have focused on helping others within the community with the upcoming events.

This year as Thanksgiving approaches, Webster Groves Rock Hill Ministry encourages groups to “adopt” a family. What that means is the Ministry will helps provide food for the holiday and with this extra help relieve some of the stress of providing for the family. Not only is this adopting done for Thanksgiving, but also for Christmas, where gifts are given to the family if it can’t provide its own.

NHS supports the ministry in this effort.

“This year has been the most successful year in 10 years that we’ve had,” Pam Mahoney, sponsor, said. “It’s been so successful this year because of the leadership everyone has.”

Mahoney specifically commended senior Travis Williams, NHS president, and said the reason this year has been so successful was because of the leadership he instills into everyone.

Also the National Honor Society held its annual Blood Drive on Nov. 16, from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the southside of the secondary gymnasium.

Participants were required to have an issued state ID with date of birth.

The blood donated went to St. John’s Mercy Hospital. All donors received a complimentary T-shirt.

“If it is possible for them to do it, it is a good feeling, knowing that you are helping someone in need by doing a small donation,” senior Mallory Neville said.

The National Honor Society students helped out the Shepherd’s Center of Webster/Kirkwood on Oct. 24, with the “Make a Difference Day.”

The National Honor Society students, with the help of social studies teacher Betty Roberts, would do seasonal yard clean-up for senior citizens.

National Honor Society students will help STAR, with its Sandwich Program on Dec. 3.

Last year, STAR made 800-1,000 sandwiches and sent to them St. Vincent de Paul.

“We are always looking for new members to come join. Last year 65 students came to help us, and we finished making 12,000 sandwiches in a half hour,” FACS teacher Diane Stromberg said.

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