The Christmas season is all about giving. National Honor Society and Chick-fil-A Leadership Academy are taking the lead on service.
NHS is sponsored by Ashley Wege and includes 24 members from the sophomore, junior and senior classes. Chick-fil-a is sponsored by Jeri Brummett and Jeremy Lehning and includes 28 members from all high school grades.
In the spirit of giving, NHS is participating in Adopt-a-Family.
“We will get in contact with a representative, and they’ll send us a list of things the family could need or want,” junior Emma Ebert said. “We’ll go out and get some things for them as Christmas presents.”
Ebert said she loves helping others and being involved in her community.
“It’s honestly one of the best feelings [helping others] because these families didn’t do anything to deserve where they cannot buy gifts for their children,” Ebert said. “Getting to help put a smile on a child’s face on Christmas morning, that is what it is all about.”
While NHS is helping a family, Chick-fil-A Leadership Academy participates in Do Good December. During the month of December, Chick-fil-A focuses on giving to the often overlooked.
“Do Good December is when we go out into the community and do something that is not always done,” senior Alyssa McCormack said.
This year, Chick-fil-A stuffed teddy bears to give away.
“We’re giving them [the bears] to foster homes, children’s hospitals and daycares,” McCormack said. “Just to show that we appreciate them and to encourage them to keep going.”
Chick-fil-A also raised money to donate to 2018 alum Tristan Stillwagon, who was diagnosed with a degenerative brain disease, from concessions and a silent auction at the home basketball game on Dec. 7. McCormack loves that she gets to help people through Chick-fil-A.
“I’ve always liked helping people,” McCormack said, “and this feels like the perfect group to be a part of.”
Article by Danae Adams, Staff Member
Photo courtesy of Lauren Gill