NHS Completes Multiple Holiday Service Projects
The Whitewater High School Chapter of the National Honor Society (NHS) has had a very busy holiday season. The NHS and FFA delivered holiday fruit gifts to Whitewater senior citizens who receive Meals on Wheels after school on Monday, December 17. NHS also sponsored a holiday food drive for the Whitewater Food Pantry December 10 - 14. NHS President Natalie LaBreche and NHS Treasurer Alisha Parboteeah presented the items to Pat Chaput, Connie Marshall, and Darlene Wood on December 18. Giving back to the community makes everyone feel good! Members sold and assembled Holiday Fruit Baskets with the Whitewater Rotary Club at Golden State Foods on December 19. Funds raised will be used for many worthwhile causes. Also, NHS recycles empty ink cartridges and used cell phones throughout the year. Items sent to the Student Services Office are greatly appreciated. Feel great making the world a better place!
FBLA Uses Giving Tree to Support Families in Need
FBLA raised money to purchase gifts for a family in need with their annual Giving Tree project. They raised $460.00 through donations from homerooms, purchased gifts, and wrapped the presents. Thank you to the school for your donations!
Octagon Members Assist with Optimist Club's Breakfast with Santa
Whitewater High School members of the Octagon Club worked at the UW-Whitewater/Community Optimist Club annual Breakfast with Santa. This event was held on Saturday morning in UW-Whitewater’s Esker Dining Hall. Families enjoyed breakfast and a special visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus. This is the 25th year of celebrating Breakfast with Santa.
NHS Members Organize Sock Drive for Homeless Shelter
Newly elected National Honor Society President, Natalie LaBreche, organized a sock drive at Whitewater High School for the Twin Oaks Shelter for the Homeless in May. Pictured below is Natalie and NHS member Nicole Sedmak making the donation. Bravo, ladies! Go to www.community-action.org or www.facebook.com/TwinOaksShelter to learn more about their services.
NHS Collects 45 Units of Blood for Red Cross
The National Honor Society at Whitewater High School hosted an American Red Cross Blood Drive on Friday, April 20, 2018. Forty-five units of blood were collected from 54 participating students and staff which will help save the lives of 135 people! The Red Cross workers were very impressed by our amazing students and how hard they worked to make this drive an extraordinary experience! Thank you to all who participated!
Octagon Assists with Community Holiday Activities
Members of the WHS Octagon Club were busy this holiday season working at the Breakfast with Santa event along with the UW-Whitewater Optimist Club Toys for Kids program. The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Optimist Club hosted its 25th annual Breakfast with Santa event where they fed 760 people, 397 of which were children. At the event kids had the opportunity to meet and take pictures with Santa, Mrs. Claus, and even Frosty the Snowman. Some of the WHS students dressed up as elves to help as the kids prepared to meet Santa while other students were "runners" who helped carry plates for families and kids, and answered any questions people had during the day.
Octagon and NHS Partner to Collect Toys for Ronald McDonald House
Each year there are many kids staying at the Ronald MacDonald House, and this holiday season was no exception. At this time of the year it is all about giving. Octagon Club students have partnered with members of the National Honor Society to give something back to the kids that have to spend this time of the year away from home. Pictured are WHS students who helped organize gifts to be donated to the Ronald McDonald House in Milwaukee.
NHS Adopts a Family for Christmas
The National Honor Society at Whitewater High School raises funds throughout the year to donate and sponsor worthwhile causes. Members adopted a family in need for the holidays this year and had a great time purchasing $500 in gifts for them.
FFA and NHS Combine to Provide Fruit for Meals on Wheels
The National Honor Society and FFA delivered holiday gift bags filled with delicious fresh fruit to senior citizens in Whitewater who receive Meals on Wheels on December 14.
NHS Members Assist Rotary Club with Fruit Basket Assembly
National Honor Society members had a wonderful time assembling Holiday Fruit Baskets with the Whitewater Rotary Club at Golden State Foods on Friday, December 15. Funds raised are donated to many worthwhile causes throughout the year.