NJHS develops service ideas

Kelan Smith-Johnson, Clubs Reporter

The National Junior Honor Society is making plans for its next fundraiser and way to provide service opportunities for its Duncan Middle School members.

NJHS Preisdent Noah McFatridge said the organization, which includes both seventh eighth-grade students, has been looking at ideas that would be appropriate when dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic. The last meeting took place Jan. 12.

“I feel that these service opportunities and ideas will be good for people and will help the community,” McFatridge said.

He said the meeting wasn’t just about finding new fundraisers or providing service opportunities, although those were important talking points. He said the sponsors also talked about picking up club T-shirts and turning in dues, which should have been submitted by Oct. 6, 2020.

“(The) meeting also consists of talking about grades and how if you don’t keep them up, you will be on academic probation, and that basically means that you cannot participate in any events,” McFatridge said.

He said he hopes that as president he can make big changes to help improve Duncan Middle School. He said he wants to get members to be more active and to help them find more service opportunities.

“I hope everyone can stay in NJHS by doing opportunities,” he said.

In addition to the regular service opportunities, NJHS is making plans for another canned food drive, similar to the one the organization did in October.

The group is also working with the Duncan Toy Shop to help set up the Toy Shop, which is an organization that helps provide toys and presents for children at Christmas time. The organization helps families in need.

The set up will go from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 23.

NJHS sponsor Derrick Miller said he is group of the NJHS members because of the service they provide the Duncan community.