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Seniors Complete NHS Community Service Projects

Posted on: December 19, 2019
NHS senior comm service projects
National Honors Society (NHS) members are guided by four pillars: scholarship, leadership, character, and service. Members meet high academic requirements, and this year, a high emphasis was placed on giving back to the community. Last evening, NHS seniors presented their Community Service Projects.
All seniors in NHS took initiative to lead and implement a service project. In addition, the seniors paired up with juniors to participate in group community service projects: this fall they provided a leaf raking service to the community and earlier this month they helped the custodians clean the high school.
Here are some examples of the projects the seniors completed:
  • Baked goods and held a sale at a MAST swim meet then donated the proceeds to the Old Friends Senior Dog Sanctuary, a program that houses old dogs that are considered 'unadoptable' and provides care for them.
  • Helped to raise money for the Pulseras Project, a non-profit organization that sells pulseras - which are bracelets created by artists from Nicaragua and other Latin American countries. A total of $800 was raised and donated directly back to the organization and to the artists.
  • Collected books for local Little Libraries.
  • Organized a trivia night to raise money to donate to the Central and Southern Ohio Chapters of the ALS Association.
  • Created a "Music for Memories" initiative aimed at helping senior citizens living in local nursing homes. The students downloaded songs to Ipods/music players in the hopes that the music would allow seniors who have memory problems or Alzheimer's to possibility remember certain situations that were important to them by listening to music they enjoyed when they were younger.
  • Installed a 'bee hotel' for solitary native bees at Rowe Woods Nature Center, followed by organizing an educational seminar.
  • Created a Senior Tech Course at Pinebrook Retirement Home - two students taught seniors how to setup an email account, how to search for information, and about internet safety and security.
  • Created an education center at Gorman Heritage Farm, a 140-square foot raised platform in the Wildflower Sanctuary with integrated seating and display shelves. The education center will serve as a large contained area for staff and volunteers to teach visiting groups from local schools and summer camps about the sanctuary and the studies that are conducted there.
"Students benefit from being a part of NHS because it shows that they are not only book smart, but they are also caring and contributing members of society," said Yu-ming Cheng, National Honor Society Co-Advisor.