The National Elementary Honor Society (NEHS) is proud to recognize the following recipients of the 2020 Outstanding Service Project awards.
Popp’s Ferry Elementary
The Popp’s Ferry NEHS chapter raised $640 for The Humane Society of South Mississippi. Members sold paper paws to classmates for $1 each. Paws were displayed in the cafeteria for everyone to see. To prepare for the fundraisers, members took a tour of the shelter, completed an envelope challenge and raised $55 each. After the tour, members made videos that were played on the daily school news to promote the fundraiser. Videos featured a tour of the shelter and staff members and their rescued animals. The class that purchased the most paws won a visit from one of the shelter pets.
Since 2018, SKA Academy’s NHS has collaborated with the International Bodhisattva Sangha to provide aid to dozens of Nepalese citizens. As a result, the “Nepal Service Trip” was created with ambitions of educating Nepalese children and providing essential supplies to impoverished villages and shelters outside Kathmandu. In Summer 2019, NHS members travelled to Nepal. For a month, volunteers taught 23 children basic subjects such as English, mathematics, and science. Overall, more than $13,000 worth of supplies were donated, and over the course of one month these volunteers determinedly worked toward mitigating poverty and making a difference in the community.