The National Honor Society raises high funds for local families
The Red Lion Area Senior High National Honor Society recently held an event to raise money for Thanksgiving food donations for local families. The event held nine teams of teachers who each raised money and Red Lion students who donated to the cause. Their sums were added together at the end of the event.
“I think it went well considering there was no set goal,” NHS advisor, Cameron Murray said. “The turnout was really good for not having any idea of where we wanted to end up.”
The groups of teachers, determined by the social committee, are also participating in a year-long competition with many events. Team Nine landed in first place having raised $51.37, so the total was bound to be high. Overall, the nine groups raised a grand total of $307.95. Additionally, the students who donated raised another $75.13. This means that the NHS and all other participants raised $383.08 this Thanksgiving season.
“Student participation could have been better,” said NHS member, Natalie Rudolf about the funds raised, “but the teachers did well.”
On Nov. 8, some of the NHS members volunteered at Community Reach to help bag 700 bags of food for local families. Murray said that while they were originally supposed to bag food on both the eighth and ninth, “the students did so well that they didn’t get asked back the next day.”
Safe to say that the NHS had a very productive fundraiser to start the year and season.