Most Recent Winners

The National Honor Society (NHS) is proud to recognize the following recipients of the 2020 Outstanding Service Project awards.
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Pie in the Face

Williamsfield High School
Williamsfield, IL

The Williamsfield High School NHS members annually conduct a “Pie in the Face” contest to raise money for cystic fibrosis and the Children’s Hospital of Illinois. To prepare for the event, tables were set up in the hallway with buckets that pictured teacher’s faces. NHS members went around the school and community to encourage people to donate money to the teacher they want to be pied. The teachers with the top three donations were chosen to get pied in front of the entire student body (PreK–12), but first, the NHS members gave a presentation about the chosen charities.

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Packs for the Panhandle

Perry High School
Perry, GA

Packs for the Panhandle was a hurricane relief project organized by NHS members of Perry High School in Perry, GA, that involved over 30 NHS members, donations from 3 different counties, almost $1,400 worth of school supplies, and countless letters of encouragement. This project provided support and relief to devastated schools around Port St. Joe, FL, after being hit by Hurricane Michael in 2018. The Mexico Beach schools responded with overwhelming gratitude and were humbled by the sheer amount of aid they had received from the NHS chapter of Perry High School.

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Halloween Fun Run and Family Fest for Autism

South Vermillion High School
Clinton, IN

The South Vermillion High School NHS hosted a Halloween Fun Run and Family Fest to promote greater autism awareness. NHS members designed all promotional flyers, ads, sponsor sheets, and even t-shirt designs. In addition to an expanded 5 kilometer run with awards, the event included a vendor fair, silent auction, concessions, games, trick-or-treating around the track, a puppy kissing booth, face-painting, and a costume contest. In all, more than 20 businesses and hundreds of individuals came together to make this a memorable and news-worthy event. All donations and sponsorships collected by the event went to the Autism Society of Indiana and the school’s own chapter-based scholarship program.

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Cross Catholic Outreach

Saint John Paul II Academy
Boca Raton, FL

The NHS Chapter at Saint John Paul II Academy completed a yearly service project that involves gathering the members of the Boca Raton community of Florida to help feed the poor. With Cross Catholic Outreach, a nonprofit-based charity, the NHS members raised funds during the school year to buy dry ingredients for meal donations. NHS members, with the help of teachers, friends, and family, came together and in one day packaged meals to feed 80,000 families. Through this endeavor, students were able to live out their faith, were educated on the needs of others, and learned that it takes very little to make the world a better place to live.

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The Principal’s Patio

Mineral County High School
Hawthorne, NV

The Mineral County High School NHS chapter renovated the principal’s patio for their service project. The project demonstrated a commitment to global citizenship by showing how a small group of students can make a change in the school environment—aesthetically, environmentally, and academically. Through the project, members took a space filled with blight and created a safe space for all students. The project was visible to the student body and demonstrated a way to leave the school better than it was found. NHS members were proud of how they overcame obstacles and created collaboration to enhance a space for future students, the current students, and alumni.

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Food and Clothing Drive

Lanier High School
Sugar Hill, GA

During the week of November 10, 2018, members of the Lanier High School NHS partnered with Refuge Shiloh Apostolic Church located in Decatur, GA, to provide food and clothing to the homeless and hungry families and children of Atlanta. This partnership was made to make an effort to help people in need during the winter months. Over 1,000 items of clothing were donated by the NHS members to be distributed to homeless individuals and families in need at the Atlanta Mission shelter. Meals were also provided to over 100 families and children.