Most Recent Winner

The National Honor Society (NHS) is proud to recognize the following recipients of the 2018 Outstanding Service Project awards.

Woodcreek High School

Woodcreek High School

Finish the Fight NHS 5K Run/Walk
Roseville, CA
Adviser: Natasha Schaefer

When a charismatic junior was diagnosed with cancer that resulted in the amputation of his leg, Woodcreek High School NHS geared into action. “Finish the Fight” 5K run/walk was organized to help with the cost of an athletic prosthetic leg. With assistance and support from the local community, a local prosthesis and non-profit educational groups, the event raised $16,000. While participants (high school students, amputees, and local residents) completed the race, educational activities on the football field promoted respect for those with disabilities and awareness of the daily challenges for amputees.

Stockdale High School

Stockdale High School

The CAPK Project
Bakersfield, CA
Adviser: Lorri Michael

Since November 2016, Stockdale’s National Honor Society has worked alongside the Community Action Partnership of Kern (CAPK) Food Bank to alleviate food insecurity and hunger. Over the course of the year, the chapter distributed over 250,000 pounds of food to 74,000 families in the community, supplying items to those who cannot obtain them otherwise. In addition to improving the well-being of these residents, the NHS members seek to increase awareness regarding the gaping food disparity in Kern County and promote proactive approaches to solve this ongoing problem. At every event, thousands are helped as students continue engaging their community.

Marian Central Catholic High School

Marian Central Catholic High School

Birthday-in-a-Box
Woodstock, IL
Adviser: Dr. Glenn Pinnau

The Bishop Lane chapter of the National Honor Society organized a donation drive to provide less fortunate families with the means to celebrate the birthdays of their young children. Festive donations (such as cake mix, sprinkles, and small toys) were collected from seven local elementary schools and one high school and were then combined in boxes, wrapped, and delivered to four local food pantries for distribution. Not only did this project provide for the emotional and social wellness of impoverished children in the community, it provided elementary school students with the opportunity to experience the joys of service.

Quality Schools International-Yerevan

Quality Schools International-Yerevan

YRAP (Yerevan Recycling Awareness Program)
Yerevan, Armenia
Adviser: Andrew Chandler

In 2017, the NHS chapter at Quality Schools International Yerevan founded the government-approved Yerevan Recycling Awareness Program. This program was a recycling competition between several schools in Yerevan, Armenia that was meant to increase awareness of recycling and give students an opportunity to recycle in schools, since there are no recycling collection services in Armenia at all. NHS members were able to reach and engage more than 2,000 students and collected more than 440lbs/200kg of plastic bottles. This year, the goal is to engage at least 15 schools and turn the program into a sustainable project for years to come.

Crestwood High School

Crestwood High School

The Blue Out
Dearborn Heights, MI
Adviser: Diana Johns

Angelman Syndrome (AS) is a genetic disorder that affects 200,000 Americans a year. It is especially important to the students of Crestwood High School because one of their AP Biology and Physics teachers has a daughter born with AS. With intentions to raise awareness of AS and collect donations, Crestwood NHS officers teamed up to plan the “Blue Out.” On April 20, the chapter collected donations from all Crestwood students. That evening, students gathered in the gym to participate in a charity volleyball game. The Blue Out brought Crestwood students closer as they gathered to support a relatively unknown cause.