William C. Overfelt High School Tree #469

Our group is the National Honor Society at Overfelt High School. We are a community service group. The students are invited to become members by a faculty council who makes its decision based on an application process. Students are chosen for their academic achievement, leadership potential, and commitment to community service.

NHS members chose a theme during one of the regular club meetings. This year's theme, "The Grinch," was chosen because of the transformative story of the Grinch, to remind us of the importance of community and generosity in these very difficult economic times, and that we can all change for the better. Some of the decorations are hand-made and others were store-bought.

This is the third year we've participated in the tree decorating. This is an event that the students really enjoy. They are a close-knit group that enjoys spending time with one another. It is a fun event for them.

As a community service club, we do what we can for the community. Twice each school year, we work with the Blood Centers of the Pacific to run a blood drive. Members also organize their own smaller service projects or volunteer with outside organizations on their events. This past summer, one of our members was the coordinator for a summer literacy project at our neighborhood library, Hillview Library.

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