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National Honor Society Initiates Canned Food Drive

NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY INITIATES CANNED FOOD DRIVE -- The canned goods that were gathered last week were sent to the Highway 58  Fire Department for distribution to those in  need.

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NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY INITIATES CANNED FOOD DRIVE -- The canned goods that were gathered last week were sent to the Highway 58 Fire Department for distribution to those in need.

DayOnna Carson, Head Staff Writer

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The National Honor Society has made it possible for students to donate a variety of nonperishable canned foods to benefit the Highway 58 Fire Department. From December 4 through December 8, the NHS gave students the opportunity to assist people in need.

The National Honor Society is comprised of students with the highest grades and exceptional behavioral conduct. In order to join, students must be invited, and it is required that inductees are juniors or seniors with a GPA that is 3.5 or higher.

Members of this school organization are required to do individual service projects as well as a group service project. For this year’s group service project, they brainstormed a list of ideas and made a final decision to conduct a food drive.

“We had a group meeting to figure out what to do, and once we decided to do a food drive, we went to get it approved by Mr. King. He thought it was a really great idea,” Senior Saige Lowery divulged.

Recently there have not been any food drives organized by the students, but that did not stop them from making their goal into a reality.

“They are handling all details – they picked the service project, they made a schedule, and they made the signs for the drive,” explained Algebra 2 and Calculus teacher Peggy Moyer, who is also the head National Honor Society advisor.

The students volunteered to record the names of everyone who donated two or more canned goods. As an incentive, all the students who participated received a dress down pass for the following week.

“A lot of people are struggling with money during this time of year. We chose to donate to the fire department because it’s important for everyone to have a good holiday season, and that includes having food,” Lowery commented.

The National Honor Society had not set a specific goal for the amount of cans they wanted to collect, but they have acquired 200 cans as of now. The students are planning to present the donations to the fire department on December 16.

“I feel like everyone should participate in [the food drive] because it’s not hard to donate a couple of cans of tomato sauce,” expressed sophomore Brandon Henderson, “There are all these people living on Highway 58 and beyond, and we don’t know what they’re going through. The least we can do is help them out since our lives are characterized by compassion and love.”

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DayOnna Carson, Associate Editor

My name is DayOnna Carson, and this is my third year being a writer for the Central Digest! I love reading and making stories of my own, so I am glad I got the opportunity to be an Assistant Editor for the Digest this year. I was a winner of the Young Southern Writer’s competition a few years ago, so I will most definitely include writing in my career! Alongside becoming an author, I am interested in forensic science and editing.

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National Honor Society Initiates Canned Food Drive