The Fairfield Local High School chapter of the National Honor Society has been busy this school year. This student organization has successfully directed several school activities including two charitable projects and has volunteered at the Highland County Senior Citizens Center for two important events.
In October, the group aided Fairfield’s FFA chapter by conducting the annual Safe Halloween event. This event was held in Fairfield Local’s auditeria and allowed children to trick-or-treat safely while school groups and area businesses handed out candy. Participation in this activity allowed NHS members to provide service to the community while fostering a safe environment for everyone to enjoy.
This past December, the group directed its third annual Winter Wear Drive. As a result, numerous pairs of gloves, scarves, winter hats and coats were collected to benefit the students at Fairfield Local School as well as The Friendly Village Community Center located in Leesburg.
In March, Fairfield’s NHS launched the Pennies for Patients campaign to assist the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society which actively funds local blood cancer research for pediatrics and adults. Over a three-week period, the NHS was able to collect a total of $364.68 to donate to this worthy association.
The NHS has also been working with the Highland County Senior Citizens Center to provide volunteers for events being held at its establishment. NHS members volunteered and participated by helping the center conduct its Cookies with Characters event as well as Breakfast with Santa and Ham Bingo events. Additionally, members also volunteered to assist with the popular Pancake Extravaganza event which featured the Easter bunny and other characters.
Next month, NHS members will also be lending a hand at the center’s third annual 1950s Night. This event will showcase as a dinner and live entertainment occasion which will include NHS members serving dinner to all the guests for their enjoyment.
The goal of the National Honor Society is to give back to the school and community by maintaining high standards of character and scholarship as well as proving leadership and service to others. The NHS, in part, fulfills this goal by conducting charitable projects. If you, or your business, have service projects that require assistance, have questions regarding our mission, or would like to help our organization in any way, contact NHS adviser Kristi Condo at 937-780-2966 or [email protected]
Submitted by Kristi Condo, Fairfield Local High School social studies teacher and National Honor Society adviser.