National Honor Society runs hygiene product drive

National Honor Society wraps up its hygiene product collection drive for Lakewood students.



Aiden Segrest, right, passes the flame to fellow inductee Robert Scople during the NHS induction ceremony in the Lakewood auditorium on March 3.

JULES EAST, SNN Staff Writer

The NHS (National Honor Society) is collecting hygiene products for the Lakewood Pantry until the end of November, although the pantry would be happy to receive donations throughout the year.

“Those little things, like personal products, can make a huge difference in somebody’s life,” NHS sponsor Heather Robinson said.

There is a donation box set up in the Media Center for hygiene products. Students do not need to be an NHS member to donate, and any hygiene items are appreciated.

The specific items that are needed are deodorant, face wash, soaps, toothpaste, toothbrushes, shaving cream, period products and lotions. One of the most needed items is deodorant, as there are only four sticks left in the Lakewood pantry.

Robinson said they are taking up hygiene products instead of food, because the Lakewood pantry has a good amount of food but no hygiene products.

Social worker Erica Dickerson and ALMA teacher Erika Miller oversee the Lakewood Pantry. The pantry is available every Friday, and it is open immediately after school and closes when the last student leaves. No student is turned away.

If a student needs access to the pantry before Friday, Dickerson would be happy to take them to the pantry to get whatever they need earlier in the week.

On Wednesday Oct. 18, 45 Lakewood High School juniors and seniors were inducted into the National Honor Society (NHS). The induction occurred in the Lakewood High School auditorium, filled with students and their families.

The NHS is involved with volunteering opportunities throughout the community and on the Lakewood campus.  For example, every month NHS members in B102 assist students with their tutoring needs. NHS helps Lakewood students with subjects like guitar, math, English, science, and whatever else a student might need help with.

NHS students have conducted cleanups at beaches, parks, and the Lakewood campus. Also, the NHS is accepting hygiene donations for the month of November to donate to the Lakewood Pantry.

Media Center Specialist Heather Robinson oversees the NHS at Lakewood High School.

“Well, NHS is based on four characteristics. Character, scholarship, service, and leadership. We hope to inspire those four characteristics in collaboration with all Lakewood students,” Robinson said.