National Honor Society Successfully Completes Pulsera Project

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The East Islip High School’s National Honor Society recently completed another Pulsera Project initiative, raising money for several struggling artists with more success than ever before.

The Pulsera Project is a nonprofit organization that educates, empowers and connects Central American artists with students in more than 3,000 U.S. schools via the sales of colorful handwoven bracelets, known as “pulseras” in Spanish. It provides students with a unique cultural education experience, allowing them to bring the beauty of Latin American culture to life in their own classrooms and hallways.

With the help of leaders Samantha Panzella, Miranda Stockton and Samantha Tucci, the National Honor Society successfully sold 382 pulseras during the high school’s Foreign Language Week, raising $1,410 dollars to donate to the Pulsera Project. Students from every grade were eager to buy bracelets and proudly show them off. Each individual bracelet came with a tag showing a picture of the artist, their name and where they are from.

“Just by walking down the hallway, you can see numerous people wearing their pulseras,” said National Honor Society adviser Nicole Ingram. “What a great way to add some color to our school. Many students and teachers took interest in the bracelets and wanted to know more about where they came from. The Pulsera Project was so successful that East Islip will gladly participate next year with hopes to sell even more pulseras. Thank you to everyone who took part in the making, buying, and selling of the pulseras.”

Date Added: 6/9/2022