National Honor SocietyFri, 05/21/2010 - 11:17am — Susie Francis
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!
The National Honor Society will provide childcare for parents who would like to get a jump start on their Christmas preparation. On December 5th from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm students in NHS will watch your children while you shop. Children must be in Kindergarten through 4th grade. Contact the school office by Monday, November 30th to reserve your spot(s).
NHS will be having a Bake Sale Novermber 23 & 24 in the commons.
National Honor Society was created in 1921 by the National Association for Secondary School Principals. According to the official NHS website, "The Honor Society chapter establishes rules for membership that are based upon a student's outstanding performance in the areas of scholarship, service, leadership, and character. These criteria for selection form the foundation upon which the organization and its activities are built." National Honor Society encourages leadership in students to serve their schools and communities.
Lincoln Lutheran’s 2009-2010 National Honor Society has 38 members. The first NHS meeting was held on Thursday, September 24th. The first meeting was very successful with the election of the 2009-2010 officers: President Sarah Lohmeyer, Vice President Jessica Polk, Secretary Keaton Klein, and Treasurer Spencer Farley. The society also created four committees to help achieve the goals of NHS this first semester. The school clean-up committee will be in charge of organizing one clean-up day per month in which half of the members will meet to assist in keeping Lincoln Lutheran aesthetically appealing and clean. The recycling committee will be in charge of recycling the used paper throughout the school. The marquee committee will update the marquee on the Lincoln Lutheran sign weekly. The final committee is less immediate in progress but requires much more thought and participation. This committee will be in charge of organizing groups to visit the elementary schools and promote Lincoln Lutheran to possible future students.