National Honor Society sponsors school supply drive


Photo courtesy of Austin Birchell

NC’s National Honors Society chapter collects school supplies at their annual social event; the gathered supplies will go to Calvary Children’s Home.

Sarah Sutley, Entertainment editor

Recently NC’s National Honor Society (NHS) chapter participated in an annual school supply drive, benefiting impoverished children in the surrounding community.

Each student member of National Honor Society contributed to the drive by bringing supplies to the social or morning meeting. With about 70 members, the club collected a large amount of various school supplies including notebooks, pencils, and many other school necessities. The bags of supplies contained more than previous years, filling an entire trunk and benefitting many kids in need.

“We always receive wonderful thank you notes from the children who receive our donated supplies, so that definitely makes us want to continue providing for them every year,” Spanish teacher and advisor Ileana Padron said.

This year, the school supplies gathered were donated to Calvary Children’s Home, a safe living quarters for kids who have insufficient care elsewhere. Because of the substantial number of children in the home, each only receives basic necessities, not including school supplies. For this reason, additional help from NC’s NHS provides them with important items they would not otherwise have.

“I love that National Honor Society gives me the opportunity to help kids who have less than most, but still deserve a quality education. I think an education is one of the most important things someone can obtain and the supply drive lets us play an important role in that,” senior Ella Hasty said.

Because one of National Honor Society’s core values rests on the importance of community service, club members plan to continue working with Calvary Children’s Home and various other charities in the community. The school supply drive stands as a promising start to an upcoming year of service.