Governor recognizes NHS with Service-Learning Champion Award

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Photographer : Mrs. Tamez

NHS officers with sponsor Ms. De La Garza and Principal Ms. Yesenia T. Molina

The National Honor Society will be receiving a Service-Learning Champion Award from the Governor of Texas on November 3rd. Their efforts are being rewarded because of their service even through the Covid pandemic.

”Even though the whole world was in quarantine, our kids were still attaining hours by doing virtual read-alongs, hosting virtual book clubs, and continuing to give out books,” NHS Sponsor Ms. De La Garza said. “Governor Abbott selected us as the most involved organization for this year.”

Although last year most of the community service activities were held through virtual means, NHS has resumed in-person community service activities.

“Before school started, we had events like back-to-school bashes at the mall, or story walks. At the back to school bashes, we gave out books, pencils,  and anything really to help out,” senior,Abigail Canales said.

Not only did the efforts of the National Honor Society result in the recognition of  Governor Abbott, but it also brought pride to the school.

“Edinburg High School is now on the map for this,” De La Garza said.  “I know that kids are like it’s cool that we have received the award, but the reality is that it’s continuing to push them to leave their legacy and make their mark on the community.”

The ceremony on November 3rd will be held virtually.