National Honor Society has been working with a group called the Community Shoreline Women that collects products for soldiers. Senior Sasha Lopez-Watson is the leader of this project. She contacted a member of the group Lisa Lahti to ask for a list goods that NHS could collect. She decided to pick hygiene products because she felt that they would be most useful for the soldiers.
NHS has raised about $300 worth of items.“I think that it is awesome to see people so willing to donate to such a great cause, especially since there are so many military families in Ledyard and in our area,” Lopez-Watson said.
Senior Rachelle Robeson is the president of NHS and she helped plan and manage the project as well as work at the collection tables. “Sasha did a great job with planning and working around the obstacle of not having morning meeting this year, where most of our collection with our projects happened in the past,” Robeson said.
Both girls are proud of how well this project is going. “It makes me actually emotional to see how willing people are to help, it reminds me how lucky I am to have run this project,” Lopez-Watson said.
NHS advisor, Kurt Jannke, is proud to see the members work with the community. “We give back in so many ways. Most people do not know the extent and reach of what we do, because most of our projects and efforts are beyond the well known food, toy, penny, soldier, etc. drives,” he said. “Just today, members launched six new projects out in the community that we have never done before. It is exciting to work with such a motivated bunch.”
Dani Tynan, Editor-in-Chief of Horizons
Senior Dani Tynan is the Editor-in-Chief of the 2015-2016 Horizons Yearbook. She is on the volleyball and softball team and she participates in Operation Smile.