The Fairfield Local High School chapter of the National Honor Society has had a very eventful school year. The student organization has successfully directed several school activities including two charitable projects and has volunteered at the Highland County Senior Citizens Center for six important events.
In October, the group aided Fairfield’s FFA chapter by participating in the annual Safe Halloween event, 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 February, the group directed its fourth annual Winter Wear Drive. As a result, numerous pairs of gloves, scarves, winter hats and coats were collected to benefit the students at the Fairfield Local Schools as well as The Friendly Village Community Center located in Leesburg. Furthermore, in March, Fairfield’s National Honor Society launched the Pennies for Patients campaign to assist the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society to actively fund local blood cancer research for pediatrics and adults.
The NHS has also aided the Highland County Senior Citizens Center by providing volunteers for fundraising events held at the center. NHS members volunteered their time and contributed by helping the center conduct its Cookies with Characters event as well as Turkey Bingo, Breakfast with Santa, The Decade Dinner & Dance of the ’50s & ’60s, Ham Bingo, and the extremely popular Pancake Extravaganza with the Easter Bunny and Friends event.
In addition to the events listed above, a host of other community service events were supported by NHS members throughout the year.
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 the society’s mission, or would like to help our organization in any way, contact NHS adviser Kristi Condo at 937-780-2966 or at [email protected]
Submitted by Kristi Condo, Fairfield National Honor Society adviser.