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“Stuff A Turkey”
Students from the Lake Park Audubon High School dug deep into their kitchen pantries and their savings to help families in the school district receive food baskets for the Thanksgiving holiday break. The National Honor Society sponsored their annual Food Fund Drive that helps to support the food baskets put together by Marge Beaudine, the Elementary Student Council assistant adviser and her helper elves. “We had an overwhelming response from the secondary students and faculty. It was very heartwarming to see their compassion and fun competitive spirit,” stated NHS adviser Cheryl Hogie. The class that had the highest positive point amount at the conclusion of the event won a free holiday movie and snack in the high school theater.
Putting a little different twist on a traditional food drive, the NHS students had a different theme for each day of the week. Monday Munchies, Tuesday Toiletries, Wake Up to Wednesday, Thanksgiving Thursday and Finance the Turkey Friday. Well over 12 boxes of food and non-food related items were collected by the classes. In addition, over $600.00 in cash and change was collected to help purchase perishable items that will help fill out the Thanksgiving Gift baskets for families in the LPA School district.
The NHS would especially like to extend a thank you to the class advisers that allowed for the Turkey boxes to be deposit sites for each grade level and for helping to promote and support the fun and competitive contest. “I was pleasantly surprised at how well the turn out for the food drive went considering we are in Hybrid mode and dealing with Covid,” stated NHS President Jon Stone.
NHS Members Chloe How, Bethany Vareberg and Jon Stone organize food donations.
NHS Members Madison Thompson, Kelsey Thompson, Chloe How and Ashley Fullerton gather food to deliver to the elementary school.
LPA NHS Helps to Transform A Life
“Transform a life, and your own,” is the Vitalant, formerly United Blood Services, tagline for recruitment. The Lake Park Audubon National Honor Society accepted that challenge and hosted their bi-annual Fall Blood Drive on Friday, November 20, 2020 at the Lake Park Legion. At the blood drive, over 50 people registered to donate, which resulted in 49 units of lifesaving blood, double red cells, RBC plasma, and plasma from our community. The efforts and support of the NHS and LPA Community is greatly appreciated. “Thanks again for reserving the location, helping to recruit volunteers and donors and letting them know how important it is to donate. We would not be able to save lives without you or your students. ” stated Donor Recruitment Representative Jenna Steen. The LPA NHS plans to sponsor another blood drive in the Spring of 2021. If you are able to, we always welcome new donors. Twelve of the 50 participants were first time donors. A special thank you to the Lake Park American Legion for allowing the NHS members to host the blood drive in their facility.
LPA National Honor Society Members: Izzy Olson, Chloe How, Hayden Groeneweg and Kiara Gullard help at the registration table.