NHS: Virtual Community Service


Despite the current circumstances, Holbrook Middle High School’s National Honor Society chapter is moving forward with their year, trying to retain as much normalcy as possible. It’s members are now expected to complete twenty total hours of community service rather than the standard 32. Given Covid protocol however, students will have to get creative with how and where they volunteer.
With the current pandemic’s influence, many organizations are hosting unique events in place of typical community service opportunities, some even taking advantage of virtual platforms. On Saturday, November 28th, The Rotary Club, who also awards a student scholarship each year, is looking for volunteers to assist with a bingo event over Facebook live. A few volunteers will be asked to help in person, although those attending will be outside and socially distanced. HMHS is also recognized as an organization through DoSomething.org, a website offering various online community service opportunities. An emergency dispensing site is currently being developed by the town of Holbrook as well, with various positions still available.
A few in person community service opportunities are still in operation, one of which being the Holbrook Food Pantry. Food drives and distributions are being hosted at St. Joes Covent every second Saturday of each month. Those volunteering usually arrive around 9am, and masks are, of course, mandatory. The Holbrook Police Department is also hosting a blood drive on November 21st. Appointments are preferred, although walkins will be taken as time allows.
Outside of community service, NHS has moved forward with inducting new members to the HMHS chapter. New officers have also recently been elected. Congratulations to NHS President Annie Nyguen, Vice President Carrietta Jacques, Secretary Brooke Walker, and Treasurer Jessica West.