Students to participate in game night at Peter Hobart

National Honors Society volunteers will help run night to promote community

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Students to participate in game night at Peter Hobart

Senior NHS president Ayanna Nathan presents requirements for the 2018-2019 school year during their meeting Sept. 21. NHS volunteers will attend game night Jan. 17 at Peter Hobart.

Senior NHS president Ayanna Nathan presents requirements for the 2018-2019 school year during their meeting Sept. 21. NHS volunteers will attend game night Jan. 17 at Peter Hobart.

Noah Orloff

Senior NHS president Ayanna Nathan presents requirements for the 2018-2019 school year during their meeting Sept. 21. NHS volunteers will attend game night Jan. 17 at Peter Hobart.

Noah Orloff

Noah Orloff

Senior NHS president Ayanna Nathan presents requirements for the 2018-2019 school year during their meeting Sept. 21. NHS volunteers will attend game night Jan. 17 at Peter Hobart.

Dahlia Krebs

According to junior Morgan Graves, who signed up to run a game night for elementary school kids at Peter Hobart, it is not only to bring the community together, but also a way for National Honor Society participants to volunteer.

“It is a game night at Peter Hobart to promote community in the elementary (school),” Graves said. “It is also a volunteer opportunity for NHS so they have different stations and stuff, you sign up for shifts and you help run things and help clean up.”

According to Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) volunteer Leah Anklam, the game night runs from 6 to 7 p.m. Jan. 17 at Peter Hobart. She said the game night is done in collaboration with math tutoring provider Mathnasium and all she and other PTO members need to do is find people to run the games.

“Peter Hobart has coordinated with Mathnasium and this is our third year of doing a game night,” Anklam said. “What happens is Mathnasium comes and sets up 20 or so games for the kids to come and play and then we are responsible for having volunteers run those games.”

According to Anklam, the event is held to foster community throughout different grades and classes at Peter Hobart.

“It is a community building event, so we like to get our families together get to know each other and have the kids get to know each other from different classes,” Anklam said.

Graves said she signed up because she had gone to Peter Hobart as a student and wanted to help them out.

“Peter Hobart is my old elementary school, so I thought it would be kind of cool to give back to my old elementary school,” Graves said.

Anklam said having high schoolers run the events allows her and other parents to enjoy the activities with their children.

“It is kind of nice for our families when they don’t have to volunteer at events, and then they can spend more time with their kids playing the games,” Anklam said. “We are super appreciative of the kids that are able to come over and help out.”

Graves said another reason she signed up to volunteer was because she enjoyed interacting with the elementary age students.

“I thought it would be kind of a fun volunteering activity to also see the little kids,” Graves said.

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