The eight students in National Honor Society (NHS) at Northeast Nodaway are each responsible for a community service project as part of their membership in the organization. So far this year, three of the students have completed a project.
Senior MaKayla Adwell conducted a food drive in September with the elementary students. The students collected 286 pounds of food for The Ministry Center. Third grade students collected the most with 62 pounds and were treated to an ice cream party.
Senior Gerry Runde provided a math night supper, with proceeds of $376 going to the Children and Family Center. She sold pizza, chips and a drink. The leftovers were also given to the center.
Senior Dakota Auffert built and installed a tiny library in front of the school in early October. The district provided the materials and he estimates he spent 20 hours on the project. The tiny library is for use by the community. If someone wants to donate books they can put them directly into the library.
The NHS community projects are spread out over the school year and Sponsor Kila Henry encourages the students to pick differing activities and organizations. She won’t let the students do the same project during the two years they are in NHS or for the same organization.
“I like them to pay back the area in which we live,” Henry said about the variety of the projects.
Henry said NHS is open to juniors and seniors and eligibility is based on GPA. Each qualifying student who is interested submits a form with what they have accomplished. A five-member faculty committee chooses the members on character and leadership.