Warwick's National Honor Society chapter had a very busy end to 2018.
On October 18th, 2018, NHS sponsored their first blood drive of the 2018-2019 school year. Central Penn Blood Bank had 57 people sign up to donate and were able to collect roughly 39 units of blood, meaning Warwick potentially helped save 117 lives.
Honor Society members also hosted a fun-filled game night at Luther Acres Retirement Community. At Moravian Manor, they made different crafts with the residents.
December was jam-packed for NHS students. Members put together a team of 36 individuals for the Jingle Bell Run for Arthritis and provided Christmas presents for 15 local children. During the holidays, NHS provided Thanksgiving meals for two local families.
Students also participated in the Warrior Giving Tree at the high school, an initiative to help students with limited financial resources during the holiday season. Students were able to anonymously request gifts costing up to $15 and those gifts were purchased by other students and faculty. National Art Honor Society, National English Honor Society, National Spanish Honor Society, National Honor Society, Interact, and the Social Problems classes worked together to create the announcements and advertising, to organize the gift purchasing, and to wrap the presents. This year there were over 40 requests for the Giving Tree. Warwick was able to satisfy all the requests, making the holidays a little more joyous for local families.
One of the events NHS always looks forward to is the dance they host for local Special Olympians, and this year was no exception. Students also served as lane coaches for the Lancaster County Special Olympics Annual Bowling Tournament held at Leisure Lanes.
Mrs. Heather Lefever, the Warwick chapter advisor for NHS, continues to be very proud of how willingly her members give of themselves by assisting in so many community service projects throughout the year. They hope to continue giving back to their community in 2019.