NHS Participates in Operation Christmas Child

By Sarai Esparza

Juniors and seniors in National Honor Society (NHS) had the option to participate in Operation Christmas Child during the third week of November. Operation Christmas Child is a Christian-based organization through Samaritan’s Purse that allows people to send Christmas gifts to needy children all over the world.


“I like this organization because it helps out kids who are unfortunate and it brings a little something to them on Christmas time,” Junior NHS sponsor and business teacher Angie Mason said.


Members filled the boxes with small toys, school supplies, hygiene items, and personal notes. Each box was worth 10 points and each member could only turn in up to two boxes. These points go toward the points students in NHS must accumulate by spring break senior year in order to be recognized at graduation.


“I expect nothing back; it makes me happy, I guess it gives me a sense of accomplishment,” junior MaryKate Feldhaus said.


NHS will continue to participate for years to come in order to help the less fortunate and spread Christmas cheer.


“I hope that somebody has a better Christmas than they would have without my donation,” junior Allison Weyhrich said.