National Honor SocietyWed, 04/13/2011 - 9:06am — Emelia Deeter
As many people know, Japan suffered from a terrible earthquake and tsunami on March 11, 2011. The NHS members wanted to do something for the people in Japan affected by the earthquake and tsunami. The NHS decided to have a dollar drive. The fundraiser took started on March 29 and lasted until April 8.
On March 17th, the NHS gave out cookies to anyone who had a cookie bought for them. Along with the cookie came a note, most likely a friendly one from one friend or loved one to another. The idea for this project was from Cait Smith and she was the one passing out the cookies, along with Kristin Ryman and Brian Klintworth.
On Wednesday, March 2 Lincoln Lutheran’s National Honor Society participated in Dr. Seuss day. To celebrate, they split up into teams and visited the Lutheran elementary schools, reading Dr. Seuss books to the kids. Along with this, they passed out book marks and coloring pages.
Dr. Seuss Day, also known as Read Across America Day, takes place every year on March 2, Dr. Seuss’ birthday. Along with Lincoln Lutheran’s NHS, other participants across the country included Michelle Obama, Jessica Alba, and Secretary of Education Arne Duncan.
Each person in NHS made a box for Operation Christmas Child. The members bought presents to fill a shoebox for a certain age group of children in underprivileged families. NHS members now have successfully delivered their Christmas box to Blank’s office. After the boxes were delivered to Blank’s office, NHS president Molly Kenow took the boxes to a church in Seward. This church was one of the drop off areas for the Christmas boxes. The boxes needed to be delivered at a drop off area in time to reach children by Christmas.
A very special "Thank You" needs to go out to the Lincoln Lutheran National Honor Society group. Saturday, the group, headed by Mr. Al Blankenship, took their time and talents and did a real "spruce - up", on the campus grounds. We are so blessed that God has given these wonderful students. Again thank you.
This year is the second year that Lincoln Lutheran's NHS will participate in Read Across America. The National Education Association, along with Random House, started Read Across America last year. The day was started in honor of Dr. Seuss and to encourage families to read with their children. "When we celebrate Dr. Seuss and reading, we send a clear message to America's children that reading is fun and important" (seussville.com).
National Honor Society traveled to four elementary schools last year to read Dr. Seuss books to the children. Children at Christ, Messiah, Faith, and Trinity enjoyed the time spent with the high schoolers. The NHS members also loved reading to the children and had fun stumbling over Dr. Seuss' rhymes. This year NHS will be professional readers and will once again visit the children at the Lutheran elementary schools. Read Across America day is on March 2nd and NHS has begun preparations for the day.
The past few weeks have been a success for National Honor Society. Meetings have established plans for future work and some events have successfully taken place. This year appears to be going well, but some encouragement could be used for the Dime-A-Day fund, bring your dimes! The labor auction committee will also meet next week to prepare that fundraiser for the Lincoln Lutheran Community.
On Friday, November 20th NHS raked leaves outside of Lincoln Lutheran. The volunteer activity took a little over and hour and they had a great turn-out. Senior Lauren Hohbein said "I really enjoyed raking leaves for the school, it was a great service that took little time and was easy to accomplish, but made a huge difference!" NHS has also been updating the marquee every week and the recycling project is well underway. This week, Monday and Tuesday, NHS will be having a bake sale after school until 4:00. Members have been separated into groups for each day into in order to ensure the freshest, yummiest treats for the sale. Parents, students, and faculty all have the opportunity to support NHS and enjoy a delicious Thanksgiving treat!