Coming out swinging

NHS starts off the semester with their first meeting of the year


With the frosty winter weather which, for the past few weeks, has made itself a commonplace in the St. Louis area finally held at bay, students were able to escape the vice of cabin fever and head back to school for a full week of class. This gave NHS sponsors the perfect opportunity to rally FHC’s honour students together for the semester’s first NHS meeting.

Before and after school on Jan. 28, NHS members packed into NHS sponsor Ms. Dena Rulo’s room for the first NHS meeting of this semester. Lined up in front of the room, NHS sponsors and officers distributed handouts detailing the many exciting service projects and fundraisers that members can look forward to participating in during the upcoming weeks.

With half of the year over and spring break right around the corner, many students, especially upperclassmen, are turning their attention towards high school graduation and their plans for the future. This holds especially true for students in NHS. Students are required to dedicate a specific amount of time to NHS through fundraising, voluntarily working NHS sponsored service projects, and attending NHS meetings before or after school during their time as an NHS member or they risk losing college recognition of their achievements and status in NHS.

“With all of the great NHS sponsored service projects available this semester, members will have many chances to help out FHC and its surrounding community while, at the same time, acquiring the service hours they need for graduation,” said NHS President Taylor Stone.

Luckily for NHS members, a plethora of service projects, fundraisers, and voluntary work opportunities are available to them during this semester, giving them an ample amount of time to meet NHS’s qualifications. The service projects available this semester cover a wide spectrum, ranging from volunteer work during Sunday School at Central, Fairmount and Warren Elementary schools to helping out with Astronomy Night on Feb. 6 at Fairmount Elementary. NHS members will also have the chance to work with their long-time friend Crisis Nursery on several dates in February, March and April and fundraise with TJ’s pizza and a few various restaurants.