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National Honor Society Community Service Project

posted Apr 6, 2016, 7:32 AM by Travis Redden
        
Each year the Brownstown National Honor Society takes part in several community service projects varying from cleaning up cemeteries and parks, to attending local food pantries and food drives. On Wednesday, March 23 the Brownstown National Honor Society went to the Vandalia Lake to do one of their annual community service projects. The work included picking up sticks and trash around the lake yards, playgrounds, and camping sites, as well as cleaning up the lake to gear up for summer campers.

        Community service is a big part of Brownstown High School’s NHS requirement. It is required for each member to put in eight hours of community service each year, as well as helping at the Brownstown Elementary School's SCC Carnival, BES Santa's Secret Shop, two American Red Cross Blood Drives, and hosting a community event to sponsor a family or a business in need. This year the community event is a Trivia Night with all proceeds going to Harmony Playground in the name of BES Student Trinity Belcher. In previous years, NHS has hosted dodgeball tournaments, trivia nights, and other similar events.

         Not only does a NHS member take part in community service because it is required, but because community service makes us better people. When working in the community, our eyes are opened to everything that is happening around us, that we might otherwise be oblivious to. There are a lot of people in the surrounding communities that need help, and it is our job to reach out and help them, when they think they have nothing at all. It is always rewarding to see someone else in need have a big smile on their face, or give a generous 'thank you' and an appreciative hug. It makes you feel like a better person because of the commitment and sacrifice we make to community service. It will make you want to strive to be a better person, and not think only about yourself, but those in the community. Community service makes us stronger, and more thankful people.  Thank you to all who volunteer and support the BHS National Honor Society.

By Kyrstyn Fitch
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