Honor society finds new fundraiser due to pandemic

During the months leading up to Valentine’s Day the National Honor Society will be advertising and preparing for their annual fundraiser, which will be a matchmaker form. 

  “Students will fill out a form based on their personality and interests which will then be calculated with the entire school to see who is compatible with each other,” NHS senior Co-President Linda Giesbrecht said.

  NHS was forced to cancel its annual powder puff football game to accommodate social distancing and Covid-19 guidelines.

  “NHS members decided this year that they want to do something a little bit different as far as our fundraisers,” sponsor Erik Ortiz said.” In the past we’ve been doing powder puff football games and this year we decided that we need to take a different approach, so they decided as a group that they wanted to do a matchmaker form.”

  Not only has their fundraiser changed but so has the charity they donate their funds to.

  “The money from this fundraiser will be going to the Ronald McDonald Foundation,” Giesbrecht said. “It helps families and their sick children. We chose this charity because we as NHS want to bring joy to those who have already been struggling with health hardships.”

  Ortiz said the group decided on the Ronald McDonald house because it serves as a home away from home for families of critically ill children.

    “It’s great; it’s humbling to know that we or that I as an individual can contribute a little sunshine in their lives,” Ortiz said.

  This fundraiser has the potential to raise more money.

  “With this fundraiser I’m actually pretty excited about the potential of what we can do with it,” Ortiz said. “We did have a school organization a couple years ago who did this, and they had a huge turn out with students participating. I’m really excited about hopefully seeing a lot of students come out and want to participate especially since we plan on doing this around Valentine’s Day and add a little more love in the air. It’s going to be exciting seeing not just the students participate but our NHS members who are having to step up and take a little responsibility in this fundraiser.”