While trash collects on the sides of roads, a small group of NHS students from Hermann High dedicated a Sunday afternoon in September to eliminating the waste along Highway 100.
“The students value being able to give back to the community and be part of something that helps impact their community,” said Mr. Zach Stobart, NHS sponsor.
Trash pick up is one of the many charitable events NHS performs throughout the year, an organization dedicated to giving back to the community.
National Honor Society holds various events throughout the year such as craft night, community trash pick up, fundraiser dinners, and donates gifts and money for community Christmas. One event NHS hopes to eventually organize is a free library in Hermann.
One of the most well-known NHS-sponsored events through the school year is the blood drive.
“With the blood drive you get the idea on how you are potentially saving someone’s life,” said the Mr. Stobart.
“I take pride in the blood drive on how we have such a great collection from the volunteering students,” said Ms. Theresa Vieth, NHS sponsor.
National Honor Society is an organization of high school students built on certain characteristics since 1921. NHS focuses on the areas of scholarship, service, leadership, and character, striving to make a positive impact on its local community.
For Ms. Vieth, the pride comes in the compliments shared with her about the students’ work.
“I love when I hear compliments on how great the volunteers worked at an event,” said Ms. Vieth.