DIERKS- The Dierks High School Honor Society were busy raising funds last week for the American Red Cross to be used as part of the relief effort for Nepal, which was hit by a devastating earthquake recently.
The students were able to raise $516 in donations from various contributors in the community.
According to National Honor Society head Crystal Neal, the idea to collect money came during one of her regular classes.
“Several of my eleventh grade students were talking about the earthquake and what the people were going through and I said something about how much they needed money for supplies,” she explained.
Neal went on to say that two of her students, Katelynd Fennell and Charlotte Cothren, suggested taking up money for the victims.
Fennell, Cothren and Garrett Vallee were in charge of going out into town and collecting donations on behalf of the National Honor Society.
Neal expressed the pride she holds towards her students, citing that their efforts are what embodies National Honor Society.
“I love that my students are so willing to help other people. Not just far away but here as well. Anytime someone needs something they are there to help. They do their best no matter what it is- school work, community service, sports and just in their attitudes and how they approach life. It’s what makes them National Honor Society,” she said.
Neal and the National Honor Society as a whole would like to thank those who aided the effort through donations: First State Bank, Josh Banister Body Shop, Diamond Bank, Dierks Drug Store, Gary Pinkerton Insurance, Archie Cothren Insurance, Top of the Hill Drive In, Napa Auto Parts Store, Bow-wowtique, Debbie’s Piddlin Shop, Raven’s Flower Shop, Ronnie’s Barbershop and Ronnie Cogburn.