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HS Invests 55 Into NHS

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The high school’s National Honor Society invested 55 members in a June 11 ceremony held in the middle school auditorium. Speakers included Co-Presidents Jolie Lenox and Kendall Mittleman.

Each member was required to complete a minimum of 30 hours of community service and collect the equivalent of $20 in donations, and each had to lead their own project in which the rest of the society participates in.

As a group, the EI NHS accomplished many things this year. They assisted the Science Honor Society’s blood drive, created a Safe Halloween event with the PTA and Key Club, supported the annual food drive, collected pillowcases and created dresses for young girls in Africa, participated in Christmas Magic, supported the high school SADD club’s fashion show, and ran numerous drives of their own ranging from hats and jeans to books and animal shelters. The NHS members also collected 12,200 water bottles and donated the $620 dollars to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, teamed up with Keep Islip Clean to clean and landscape an area of Islip Terrace, and brought Mr. Hypno to the community for a fun night of hypnosis.

“These students worked tirelessly all year long, serving their community in many different ways,” said adviser Nicole Ingram. “The beauty of our investiture ceremony is that it recognizes the help that our members have had along the way. Each member chooses a mentor who has affected their lives along their journey. They write a letter to their mentor expressing their gratitude and why they were chosen. This is read out loud for the audience to hear, and there are many times when there is not a dry eye left in the house. It is truly a unique and special tradition that I am very proud to facilitate.”

Friday, February 21, 2020