NJHS collects food for Christians Concerned

Collin Sherrill, Sports Reporter

NJHS eighth-grade officers show off the food that was donated through the canned food drive. (Submitted Photo)

National Junior Honor Society members helped collect cans for Christians Concerned.

The school organization started collecting cans Oct. 12 and set a deadline for Oct. 30. But the deadline was delayed as people continued to bring canned food goods. The food items will be delivered to Christians Concerned on Thursday.

Many of the seventh- and eighth-grade NJHS officers donated canned food for the food drive.  NJHS members earned a point for every five cans they brought. Each semester, students have to earn a total of five service points as part of their membership.

“I donated 20 cans, which is four points for the National Junior Honor Society,” seventh-grade treasurer Bailee Howard said.

Eighth-grade Vice President Ava Miller donated 10 cans, and eighth-grade Reporter Isaac Pain donated 15 cans.

The canned food drive was one way students who were weary of going into public to earn points because of the COVID-19 virus could still earn points for NJHS. Some students brought enough cans to earn all of their points.

While many students took part in the donation, there were some that brought more than 50 cans to help the food drive. At the end of the school year, the NJHS members with the most points will be recognized.