The Star Beacon; Ashtabula, Ohio

School Columnists

February 13, 2014

Conneaut National Honor Society organizes projects to serve other students, community

CONNEAUT — With the winter blues finally starting to fade, Conneaut High School’s National Honor Society has presented the students with an event to show off their charitable side. Conneaut’s NHS began a winter clothes drive Jan. 21, and the NHS chapter successfully collected dozens of articles of clothing from the previous two and a half weeks.

The NHS sponsored donation drive was set into motion by giving each classroom a donation box. Students from every grade participated by bringing in vast quantities of winter clothing ranging from hats, scarves, and gloves to the everyday winter wear including pants, long-sleeved shirts, jackets and coats meant for all age groups. Additionally, it was a great opportunity for the students to get a head-start on their quickly approaching spring cleaning and participate in a good cause while doing so.

The main recipients selected for the donations were the other schools in the school district: Lakeshore Primary, Gateway Elementary and Conneaut Middle School, and any remaining clothes will be donated to either the Goodwill Foundation or the Salvation Army.

“One of the main goals of National Honor Society is to participate in all realms of the community. There’s nothing more satisfying than helping those who are less fortunate,” said Emily Wacker, NHS third-year adviser. “This is a characteristic that the members of NHS exemplify.” Overall, the drive was a success and school-wide participation took the event to an entirely new level. The drive ended Feb. 6, and the final tally will be announced to the school sometime this week.

Along with the winter clothes drive, Conneaut’s NHS also began sponsoring a new event: Homework Heroes. The before and after school homework help sessions were developed so that students experiencing the mid-year lag could receive the help they need to overcome their struggles.

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