NHS celebrates unity and charity with gathering at Swift Cantrell


Rebecca Cantrell

NHS members Alison Adams, Sarah Baker, Jessica Campbell, Josh Joines, and Rebecca Cantrell dine at a picnic table. After dinner, members played games, ran to the playground, or spent time in the dog park.

Rebecca Cantrell, Reporter

National Honor Society (NHS) held their annual social gathering at Swift-Cantrell Park on Wednesday, August 31 to encourage unity and relaxation among members.

Representatives brought a dish, such as a side item or a dessert, or plates and utensils, to share amongst each other as well as school supplies for the Calvary Children’s Home in exchange for their t-shirt. By the end of the night, Sponsor Nena Tippens’ van overflowed with school supplies.

“We have 93 kids in National Honor Society, and we only had about six or seven kids who didn’t show up. There was wonderful food and everyone had a blast,” Tippens said.

NHS members focus on giving back to the community and having the social gathering serves as a fun and exciting way to kick off the new school year.

“It was probably one of the best [socials]. I think everyone enjoyed each other’s company and that was the purpose,” sponsor Ileana Padron said.

Members enjoyed games of Twister and football with one another as well as delicious food and drinks.

“I enjoyed that everyone brought some sort of chicken and the weather was hot, but still enjoyable,” senior Clint-Ryan Bacarra said.

During September and October, members will volunteer at Kennworth Park in partner with Keep Cobb Beautiful’s Clean the Stream as well as help special needs children run bases during Horizon League’s baseball season.

“I’m looking forward to volunteering with Horizon League baseball. I’ve helped out at the special needs dance before and making the kids happy, makes me happy!” senior Marie Ow said.