National Honor Society members have run the annual candy gram giving, helped to organize the Bullis 5k and raised money for numerous charities, among others. Now NHS is planning on expanding their influence into other fields.
Now, co-presidents, Chelsea Widerlite and Carl Leacock, led by Ms. Yen, are pushing NHS to new levels. They have decided to spread their guidance from community service to academic help for younger students.
From April 1st to May 29th, National Honor Society members will be tutoring younger children at Farmland from 3:30 to 5pm. Farmland is an elementary school in Potomac that hosts a tutoring program for its students.
The students will bring their own homework and books to study with the NHS members. The students range in grades up to the fifth. There will be 12 children able to be tutored in the facility, so NHS members will have to assume responsibility of multiple kids at one time.
“I was really interested in tutoring younger kids earlier in the year,” Carl Leacock said. “I feel like this is a great way to give back to the community.”
“I feel like we can also develop our skills in communication and patience as we give back to another community,” Kirby Porter (’14) said. “It can mutually benefit us and the kids we’re helping.”
“I’m really excited to start this program,” Sophie Roberts (’15) stated. “It’s something different that what we have done in the past, so hopefully we can leave a lasting legacy here after we graduate.”
Although NHS has always had a reputation for being solely intelligent, they can now exercise their influence and prove how well rounded the members actually are. With the mindset of ‘Leading the Bullis Way’, NHS is strengthening its standing in the eyes of the immediate Bullis community, as well as the general community around it.