Kenwood’s National Honor Society Supports Community with Blood Drive and More


Several first time student donors at NHS’s blood drive on Friday, January 13.

Ramon Arrington

Kenwood’s National Honor Society has a history of supporting their school and community. Last week, on Friday, January 13, they hosted their annual blood drive in which they had twenty-one successful donations.

Those twenty-one donations could potentially save sixty-three lives! Twelve of those twenty one donations were students while the rest were staff members. “I believe we had mostly first time donors for the students,” shared NHS advisor, Ms. McNulty.

Earlier in the year, NHS partners up with Eastern Tech every Fall for a food donation drive. Kenwood’s NHS has been a part of this Fall food drive for five years now. This past year though they collected toiletries more so than food to help supply Kenwood’s Grab and Go station. “We chose to collect toiletry items this year because they are going faster than we can keep them stocked,” shared Ms. McNulty.

Later in the year, when the year gets long and tough for teachers, NHS members will write letters of encouragement for Random Acts of Kindness week. To wrap up the year, NHS also hosts a breakfast for seniors and two of their favorite teachers as a final send off for their teachers.

National Honor Society is a great way to get involved at Kenwood. However, it’s based on invitation only as students must maintain a 3.3 GPA or higher, student recommendations, and demonstrate exemplary behavior. Invites for this year’s inductee group will be coming soon so if you receive an invite don’t miss the opportunity to be involved and build up your college resume.