Bloomfield Hills High School had several half days recently to accommodate the 10th grade Middle Years Programme project adjudications. National Honor Society students from BHHS took the opportunity to volunteer during those afternoons, with many helping out at the Eastover Elementary media center.
Students Kate Jenkins (grade 12), Evan Knox (grade 12), and Chloe Patterson (grade 12) worked together to create a bulletin board to promote a March is Reaching Month activity where Eastover students will create a paper chain for each book they read. Other NHS students took the strips for the paper chains to the classrooms, and another group of students helped create a Women’s History Month book display in the library. “It’s really fun for me because I actually went to Eastover,” said Knox. “It’s pretty cool to be back here helping the elementary students get involved with reading.”
National Honor Society is an organization formed by the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) to recognize academic achievement and promote leadership and character development in the school. A major tenet of National Honor Society is the commitment to community service. Each student member of the Bloomfield Hills High School Chapter of National Honor Society completes additional hours of community service beyond the service hours required for graduation.