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Letters of Love makes digital cards

Senior Dayna Krause decorates a card for sick children during a Letters of Love meeting Dec. 19. During quarantine, Letters of Love is offering online card making in order to continue providing emotional support for kids in the hospital.

Molly Schochet

April 10, 2020

As the impact of COVID-19 grows every day, senior and Letters of Love president Maggie Klaers said Letters of Love has the ability to make a greater impact than ever before. “Now more than ever, kids need some extra emotional support because without that extra friend or sibling coming in to play...

NHS assists Birdfeeder with food and clothing drive

Senior Hayden Haase packs food for donations Dec. 11. The National Honors Society joins the Birdfeeder and Clothing Closet to help the community. As an incentive, all three groups are giving a donut party to the third hour that donates the most items.

Maria Perez Barriga and Jayde Claussen

December 12, 2019

Feeling optimistic about the food and clothing drive provided by National Honor Society (NHS) members for Birdfeeder Dec. 9-13, co-manager and junior Ayan Hassan said it will impact Park in a positive way.  “It’s really helpful that (the) NHS wants to help us because it's a way for students to get...

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.

Dahlia Krebs

January 16, 2019

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...

Club volunteers at local party

Senior NHS public relations officer Ilsa Olsen signs off Westwood Hills Nature Center Halloween Party goers for the mini golf course. The event was Oct. 19 and 20.

Noah Orloff and Marta Hill

October 28, 2018

Becky McConnell, a naturalist at Westwood Hills Nature Center said the 37th annual Halloween party at the Nature Center had a number of features including themes trails and other party games. “We have a couple themed trails, one being Mother Nature’s Trail where people walk along the trail an...

National Honor Society begins year

NHS adviser Jillian Merkle and senior officers Sophia Davenport and Olivia Mosby present reforms made to the program during the first meeting Sept. 21. In addition to changes made, the meeting addressed the requirements for NHS induction.

Marta Hill and Noah Orloff

September 23, 2018

Senior National Honor Society president Ayanna Nathan said she thinks the community and school may have the wrong impression of the National Honor Society’s purpose and she wants to change that. “I want to change our image both in the community and within ourselves because a lot of people thi...

Club inducts new members

NHS students awarded certificates for completing their volunteer hours and accomplishing their group projects April 27.

Marta Hill

April 27, 2018

Looking at the over 100 students who were inducted into National Honor Society April 27 adviser Jill Merkle said what they all have in common is that they are dedicated to their community. “They are a group of students that have been just really good community members and are now focusing on giving...

National Honors Society announces new officers

New NHS officers accept their positions during an NHS meeting April 4. The officers will be officially inducted later this month.

Marta Hill

April 16, 2018

When reflecting on why she wanted to be an officer, junior 2018-19 public relations officer Ilsa Olsen said she saw it as an opportunity to further her experience in National Honors Society. “I really like National Honors Society. It has given me opportunities to go out and do more for my community, ...

National Honor Society prepares for next year’s officers

Isaac Wahl

February 20, 2018

According to the adviser Jill Merkle, the National Honors Society recently held a meeting to discuss upcoming deadlines, requirements and applications for next year’s officers. Merkle said one of the biggest tasks, aside from tying up loose ends before the year concludes, is preparing the inc...

NHS members gain leg up with college applications

Senior Ubah Abdullahi speaks at the second NHS meeting held on Oct. 6

Marta Hill and Isabel Kjaer

October 13, 2017

Senior National Honor Society officer Ubah Abdullahi said she had college applications in mind when she applied to be an officer. Abdullahi said she believes colleges look at National Honor Society (NHS) officers favorably. “Being an officer definately will show that you are a committed person, that you show leade...

NHS officers gear up for new year

Senior public relations officer Savannah Kjaer speaks at the first NHS meeting Sept. 13

Marta Hill and Isabel Kjaer

September 25, 2017

National Honors Society (NHS) is getting ready for another year with new officers and aspects, according to NHS Officer senior Ella Trotter. “We’re going to try to really look for different opportunities (for NHS members)” Trotter said. Trotter said NHS is a national assembly of involved s...

National Honor Society elects new officers

Juniors Thomas Bryant, Mahamed Mahamed, Eli Curran-Moore and Ella Trotter present their speeches for NHS officer positions at the meeting on Mar. 10.

Sumaya Mohamed and D’aviyan Robinson

March 16, 2017

When upcoming junior National Honor Society vice president Ella Trotter heard about officer applications for next school year, she quickly applied because of her interest in service. “I really liked the volunteering opportunities the club requirements force me to do, so I want other people to exp...

NHS volunteers at STEP

NHS volunteers at STEP

Dani Orloff, Breanna Thompson, and Amber Tran

November 5, 2016

When junior Kate Brinkman reflects on her first National Honors Society (NHS) group project at St. Louis Park Emergency Program (STEP), a majority of her expectations were met. “I expected to work with sorting food and stuff,” Brinkman said. “(It was) just a quick group project but it’s still help...

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