The Honor Society Foundation Encourages Goodwill
-Authored by Mariah A.
I can’t begin to express the importance of a first impression and good character. The community is full of unlimited opportunities for helping others. Upon joining Honor Society, I started reaching out to schedule community service hours. The chapter board community service chair gave us a great semester in volunteering. I made it a point for them to introduce themselves and show great character to leave a memorable impression. People in the community appreciate hard work from volunteers. It’s always fun to get your hands dirty and build new relationships. We started out helping the King Williams District remodeling homes. Sanding down the wood to hammer and nail action! I eventually had my members sign up for individual community work.
Personally, I wanted to work with something that was related to a nutrition course I was taking, so I signed up to help out at the Northside Alternative Middle School Physical Education class. It took awhile to get the students warmed up to participate in the activities, with the daily lesson usually involving nutrition science and games outside. They were really interested in the food groups and how to properly eat after workout or playing sports. I was invited back after I finished my semester as president to continue volunteering. The support I received while helping the class was greatly appreciated. Next, I planned a chapter event for community service at the San Antonio Food Bank. Honor Society chapter members met at the site that morning, we were given a brief introduction then off to work. We picked strawberries that day and man, they were sweet–sugar cane sweet in the state of Texas!
After completing these events with the chapter, I just thought it wasn’t enough for us. The chairman reached out to Warren High School and get us set-up to come out on their next career day. We set up a table and had goodies to pass out. That day was mostly encouraging of high school student to consider joining out right out of graduation. I had inspiring stories from the chapter members on the difference they’ve made in the community. That is what people remember, good laughs, smiles and a good time while serving those in need. This is one of the integral parts and a main focus of the Honor Society Foundation. Not only is the Foundation able to make these events possible, but it provides more opportunities for students to help their communities and truly live by a code of honor.