The National Honor Society: Helping the East Haven Community

The National Honor Society, NHS, is an organization that recognizes outstanding high school students. Students in 11th and 12th grade with a grade average of an 85 or higher are eligible to apply for this organization. A panel of teachers then review the applications and accept students based on their community service, leadership experiences, and overall involvement in the school. The advisors of the NHS are Ms. Bogart and Ms. Madonna. The president of the NHS is Taylor Myers, the vice president is Talia Ferraro, the secretary is Miranda Morman, the treasurer is Cami Cordaway, the sergeant at arms is Jenna Esposito, and the historian is Christine Jaramillo.

The NHS is currently helping with a Midnight Run event which is being held at St. Vincent’s Church. The Midnight Run is an event that the church holds where they provide food to the homeless and also donate clothing. This provides for the homeless who cannot afford food and clothing for themselves or their family. The NHS contributed in a big way when they made bagged meals which included a sandwich, drink, a few snacks, and a handwritten note. The NHS helps a lot of people in the community. Vice President Talia Ferraro said, “The NHS tries to do an event once a month. Sometimes it varies with the size of the event.”

Prior to the the Midnight Run, Talia stated, “The last fundraiser we did was the Penny Wars to raise money for the Nick Strong Foundation.” They wanted to do another fundraiser for Nick because they have in the past and wanted to show that he is still a priority to the community. Last year, the NHS raised money towards the Nick Strong Foundation by selling Nick Strong bracelets. The Penny Wars was not as successful as their fundraiser last year, but they were still able to raise $200 to give to his family.

Taylor Myers, the president of the NHS, has been a member since her junior year. She loves everything about the NHS and thinks that the group they have are a good group of students and have a lot of great things coming up in the near future.

The NHS does a great job contributing to the East Haven community and deserves recognition for all they have accomplished. According to Talia, they also plan to volunteer at a soup kitchen and read to the students at Deer Run Elementary School before the school year ends.