Buford members of the National Junior Honor Society are living the five tenets of the NJHS: Everyday Scholarship, Service, Leadership, Character, and Citizenship!
Recently, they presented SARA Executive Director Becky Weybright with more than $300 from funds raised in their holiday candygram sale. Weybright says the fund
“We want to make sure everything we do contributes to something bigger even if it something small,” said Meredith Hendricks, Buford Middle School NJHS secretary.
Advisor Susan Muse says these community service activities help students understand “the power of one” and the positive impact they can have in our world by doing things to make our community better.
The group is also raising money for the Ronald McDonald House by collecting soda can pop tabs, among other projects. Earlier this year, they volunteered to help with the Toy Lift Charlottesville, an annual toy drive that collects and distributes thousands of toys for local area children during the holiday season.
The National Junior Honor Society recognizes students for their accomplishments, but challenges them to develop further through active involvement in school activities and community service.