“Rock the Cash” rocks the school


Christi Carras

(from left to right) Stephanie Jamilla, Tillie Kummerer, Anisha Nallakrisnan, Mimi Bliiley, seniors and NHS members, work hard to come up with announcements for “Rock the Cash”.

National Honors Society, or more informally known as NHS, is holding a fundraiser for periods four through six during the last two weeks before holiday break to raise money for St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, Smile Train, and for people with cystic fibrosis. The class that gathers the most money receives a pizza party as an incentive to donate.

NHS is a selective community service group that invites any student with a 3.5 unweighted GPA to join at the end of their junior year. Members need a certain amount of community service hours to be accepted into the society, and they must keep up with the service work after they get inducted. “Rock the Cash” is just one of the many ways members of NHS help out in the community while also collecting volunteer hours for the society.

Each day, members from the group collect envelopes from classes and hand out new ones during lunch periods. Afterwards, they count the money and report back to the sponsors. Also, to raise awareness for the fundraiser, members write songs to a different tune every day for the school board to sing during the daily announcements.

“I’m not sure how long it’s been going on, but I know it’s a tradition to do it each year,” said Bailey Berberich, senior and NHS member.

According to sponsors, the event raises close to $10,000, and the club shows no sign of stopping anytime soon.