How NHS Is Helping

The coronavirus has shut down school and organizations indefinitely, but not the National Honor Society. Lakeview’s NHS is known for their selfless commitment of serving others, but it is hard when people cannot contact others. NHS has opted to find creative ways to keep serving others during the shelter-in-place order, such as going to Twitter to spread positivity notes and helping donate canned goods to a local church. 

NHS is currently in the works of having another spirit week virtually. Members have submitted ideas to the administrators and they will pick the events so that our school can hopefully have one more before the school year ends. LCHS’s Twitter account will announce if there will be another spirit week. If there is one, students and teachers are encouraged to participate by posting pictures throughout the week on Twitter. This is not finalized, but it has become an idea that the administrators are open to having. 

NHS members have been donating canned goods to New Liberty Baptist Church to help with their food donations. They are currently collecting canned goods or anything that has not been opened and are nonperishable to help distribute meals around their local community. NHS members are not the only students who can donate, others can too. If you would like to donate canned goods, you can donate them at 409 Candlewood Ln in Garland, every Tuesday at 2pm. 

Additionally, NHS members are also sending appreciation letters to teachers who have impacted their lives for Teacher Appreciation Week. They have decorated letters digitally to help send out to teachers next week to thank them. Members are also nominating teachers for the “Teachers Can” campaign, which is a campaign that spotlights teachers across Texas and teachers receive prizes if they win.

Many NHS students are adding words of positivity to their Twitter accounts to help reassure their peers. Some have simply posted an encouraging quote or made a video and posted it to their Twitter accounts. They have done this because they know how anxious and overwhelmed students have been feeling, so to ease their anxieties, they have posted optimistic messages or suggestions of what to do while stuck at home. 

“By spreading positive messages on social media, especially in our current situation, it benefits our mental health and reassures people that we’re all going to get through these hardships together,” junior Steven Rodriguez said. “It brings a sense of unity that we all can relate to.”