During January and February, the National Honor Society at Central High School completed a project to collect hats and books from students and faculty at the school to donate to Erlanger. The students collected and donated over 300 hats, books and comfort items to give to cancer patients at the Erlanger Oncology Center.
While each National Honors Society student does an individual project each year, they also do at least one group project. The idea for the drive came from Peggy Moyer, the Central High National Honor Society sponsor. “The students in the National Honor Society had several ideas for a service project, but they did not want to do another food drive,” Ms. Moyer said. “My friend, Annette Wilson, who works at the Erlanger Oncology Department, started a ‘take one/leave one book’ library at the main Erlanger campus for patients getting their chemo treatments, and the students wanted to support that effort.”
The National Honor Society is the nation’s organization created to recognize outstanding high school students. More than just an honor roll, NHS serves to recognize those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of scholarship, service, leadership, and character. Central High School’s National Honor Society upheld the ideals of NHS by showing their outstanding service, leadership, and character by organizing the drive and donation.