• Anna Richards

SL NHS Raises Over $2,400 for Helen Devos Children's Hospital

The Spring Lake chapter of the National Honors Society had many members volunteer to go “trick or treating” for donations for Devos Children’s Hospital on Halloween. In the short time span of two hours, these members were able to collect more than $2,400. Once again, the citizens of the Spring Lake community have proved to be very giving and generous.

The members who participated were told to wear a costume, given a group of two to three other people, and were assigned a neighborhood in Spring Lake. They were then given instructions to go door to door and politely tell citizens their mission and ask if they would like to make a donation. These “trick or treaters” were on the streets of Spring Lake from three until five p.m.

When asked how he felt about raising more than $2,400, Senior NHS member Jack Moser said, “I was very surprised when I heard that we raised more than $2,400. It seemed like my group had gotten a lot, but I didn’t think what everyone got would amount to so much.” Similarly, Junior Abigail Uganski said, “I was surprised and joyful when I found out how much money we had raised. It filled me with a sense of pride when I realized how much of a difference we can make in people's lives when we come together to help those that are struggling."

Despite the cold weather and threat of rain earlier in the day, many members claimed to have had an overall fun and enjoyable experience. Moser also stated, “I had a great time going around and asking for donations. Most people that we asked seemed to be very nice and very generous.” Uganski also commented that, "My favorite part was how kind and generous the people that donated were. Many of them were happy to see teenagers doing good for the community and some of them even offered us candy."

NHS will also be raking leaves for senior citizens who can no longer take care of their yard on the 14th of November. Tutoring is available every Wednesday from 2:45-3:30 p.m. in the media center for students of all grades, with no sign-up required. If a student or parent requires one on one tutoring, they can contact the guidance office.

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