Early Bird Gets the Scholarship

The annual National Honor Society invite breakfast was a great success.

 

Current members, along with eligible scholars in the 9th through 12th grade, enjoyed a breakfast buffet in the multipurpose room on March 27, 2018.

 

As speeches were given, three boxes of Krispy Kreme doughnuts were exhausted, and invitees were able to discuss the benefits of membership with the interspersed current NHS members.

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Early Bird Gets the Scholarship

Egging Each Other On

NHS members and both parent and community volunteers banded together on Friday, November 17, 2017, for the annual Chicken Dinner. Volunteers arrived as early as 4:00 a.m. the morning of the event and were off to a solid start due to the previous days of meticulous preparation.

 

High schoolers of the Society stood armed with serving spoons and heat-resistant gloves as they dismissed longing thoughts of the approaching fall break in the dinner-box packaging line. Volunteers ran in and out of the front doors of the upper school to deliver plates to hungry drivers. Parents and grill-masters fed like a line of ants into the side of the building, in and out, with 50-gallon coolers of steaming chicken and pastry carts loading with green beans and potatoes.

 

After the dinner-box lines ran out of vitals and the student volunteers had mastered the walkie-talkie system at the upper school, the Society members split up between the two campuses to sell the remaining chicken dinners after hours. Gymnasium students even worked through 6th period voluntarily to scrub the cooking vessels. Based on boxes sold, barbecue sauce-stains, and benevolent teamwork, the day was a grand success.

 

Egging Each Other On

And the Family Grows

Christ Covenant School’s first National Honor Society Induction was held at the lower school, complete with new candles for the candle lighting ceremony and a creaky lectern. Three years later, the NHS Induction was held at the upper school among a larger audience and a light drizzle which set the sedative mood.

The officers read the NHS mission statement, purpose, tapped in the inductees, and then expounded upon the four principles of the NHS: character, scholarship, leadership, and service.

Dr. Allen Guidry served as the guest speaker for the ceremony. Principal Robert Lee addressed the newly inducted members and congratulated the parents of the members.

The head of the NHS Evan Beyer concluded the ceremony. “Congratulations to our new National Honor Society members.” Vigorous applause commenced.

 

And the Family Grows

The Next Page of the Chapter

On Thursday, September 21, the NHS held its first meeting of the 2017-18 school year at lunchtime. New members Natalie Draper, Mackenzie Faulk, Laura Stroud, and Mason Verhaeghe, 10, Caleb Anderson, Mason Gregory, Kyle Griffin, Jackson Packard, and Hannah Smith, 11, will be inducted on Tuesday, October 3, 2017.

The Next Page of the Chapter

Special Olympics vs House

After being rescheduled due to rain, this year’s Special Olympics coincided with the final House event of the year, Spartan Games. Unfortunately, this created a schedule conflict for members of the NHS who wanted to compete for their houses, but also wanted to serve their communities. Each member got to choose their Friday activity, so the NHS’s attendance at Special Olympics descended with the temperature. Regardless, ten NHS members had a fun and chilly time volunteering at the Pitt County Special Olympics.

Special Olympics vs House

Greenfield Nursing Home

Tuesday, April 4, the NHS made their second annual trip to Greenfield Nursing Home to bring holiday cards and music to its residents. Rather than focusing on the distribution of cards and gifts like last year, the NHS decided to make a donation and spend most of the time there playing music and conversing with the residents.

Greenfield Nursing Home