TMMS Honors Society starts holiday project
December 9, 2011
Students in the National Junior Honors Society at Treasure Mountain Middle School have started a holiday clothing drive as a community service project. According to National Junior Honors Society President Maddie Reed, the club organized the clothing drive a few years ago.
"We figure that this time of year, people are cleaning out their closets and we want to take that clothing and put it to good use," Reed said.
The students will be collecting the clothing in boxes located throughout TMMS. Last year, the students filled a van full of donations, according to Treasure Mountain NJHS Advisor Sharon Maddux.
Maddux said more than 100 students filled out applications to join NJHS this year. Students eligible to participate in the club in sixth through ninth-grade need to maintain a minimum grade point average of a 3.5 and complete 20 hours of community service each year. Students must also submit two letters of recommendation and their report card at the end of each quarter.
Reed said this will be her fourth year participating in the club. For her community service, Reed has Girl Scout duties and she also volunteers at the Egyptian Theater sending out business sponsorship forms.
National Junior Honors Society Secretary Katie Turnlund, said she volunteers at the Park City Hospital and the National Ability Center. Turnlund said she hopes to go into engineering and also enjoys serving at the hospital.
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Each year, the top three 8th- and 9th-graders with the most service hours are given awards. According to Maddux, these students have usually accumulated more than 150 hours of community service over the year.
NJHS will be collecting items for the clothing drive through Dec. 16. Other service projects will include a food drive in January and a bake sale in the Spring. For more information regarding the National Junior Honors Society contact TMMS at (435) 645-5640.