NHS brings the new year into full swing

On August 20th, just as the new school year got into full swing, the National Honor Society started things off with an opening meeting before and after school.

“The meeting taught members about the various service projects NHS is doing this year and overviewed the basics of the club,” said junior Maegan Denardo.

One service project that long time NHS sponsor and math teacher Ms. Dena Rulo is enthusiastic about is the Crisis Nursery.

“The Crisis Nursery is a home and safe environment available to all children whose families are undergoing a stress time or cannot provide proper child care,” said Ms. Rulo.

Other service projects which NHS members will partake in include the Light the Night leukemia walk on Sept. 27 in Forest Park and an NHS-run school supply drive.

“For the supply drive NHS members will bring in and collect supplies such as calculators, notebooks, and pencils and give them to students who are in need of them,” said Ms. Rulo.

Ms. Rulo invites any teachers or students who wish to donate items or may know of a student who is in need of supplies to come by room 203 and talk to her about it, so NHS can take action.

This year is also particularly special for NHS in that they will be waving goodbye to their prior sponsor while, at the same time, welcoming a new one. Ms. Laurie Fay has taken Mrs. Tiffany Macmillan’s prior position as NHS sponsor.

“I’m really excited to be one of the NHS sponsors. It allows me to work with and get to know some great kids and a great co-sponsor, Mrs. Rulo,” said Ms. Fay.

All in all, NHS members are excited for the new year and upcoming service projects, and with the help of their long-time sponsor Mrs. Rulo and their new-found sponsor Ms. Fay, students are guaranteed to hear a lot more from them as they continue to help FHC and its community.