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Donations for Pasta, Patients

Olive Garden has been recently synonymous to donating money for “Pennies for Patients,” which helps those diagnosed with Leukemia and one South organization sponsors it.

The National Honor Society (NHS) has recently been sponsoring “Pennies for Patients.” During third block class, South students can donate any change, checks or bills they have that their third block teacher will give to “Pennies for Patients.”

Although the ultimate goal of “Pennies for Patients” is to help patients with Leukemia, another outcome for the third block class with the most money donated will be that they receive free salad, bread sticks and pasta from Olive Garden.

One of the reasons why Sung Huh (12) is on NHS is because she enjoys volunteering to do community service and “[volunteering] with friends is more fun.”

Besides seeing Huh on the morning announcements, she can also be seen working on projects for STUCO and NHS. She would also like to continue her volunteering in Student Government or in a Sorority while in college.

NHS and Jazz Band member Galen Dods (12) believes that NHS is about “giving back. At South, it’s more affluent to give back.”

Every NHS member has to dedicate at least 20 hours of community service, must have served on two South clubs or teams, have a required cumulative GPA of 3.5 and has to be either a sixth semester Junior or eighth semester Senior.

Even though NHS “looks good on college applications,” Hannah McMachen (12) says “it’s a way to reach out to the community.”

McMachen has served on STUCO, Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA), Junior Executive and Senior Executive. Another one of the community service projects McMachen has enjoyed helping out with was the Hillcrest Transitional Center.

When it comes to volunteering, Huh says that “if you put your mind to something, you can do anything.”