A busy year for NHS

Logan Lesiak, Staff Reporter

The National Honor Society is a group of students that show academic excellence, leadership, service, and character and this year might be their most active. To join the NHS you must have a GPA of 3.7 or higher. Members of the NHS participate in fundraisers, help the community and school, and other things. 

NHS is giving food to the local food pantry. They started collecting food from Focus classes November 28th and ended December 8th. NHS also raised $670 from fundraisers earlier this Fall and donated it to the University of Nebraska Foundation for Breast Cancer Research. In January, NHS has plans to participate at the preschool. “January through March the NHS students will be going to the preschool to do activities with the preschoolers twice a month,” Staci Shonka, Math teacher and NHS sponsor, shared. NHS also plans on doing another activity or fundraiser from January to May. Near Easter, the NHS has a special activity for students to participate in. “The NHS officers will be hiding eggs for students to find and receive a prize,” Mrs. Shonka explained.

Mrs. Shonka wants to continue to do these activities and to get more students involved in NHS. Mrs. Shonka wants the NHS to be more present and known this year. Vice President of NHS, Piper Lefdal explained that the main goal for the NHS is to make more of a difference in the community. Benjamin Lefdal, President of NHS, and Piper both think this was a good year for the NHS.