NHS leaves mark on community


Keano Rich

NHS members display their nearly 20 lb. of garbage in front of Ocean Breeze Waterpark on Saturday, Nov. 17.

National Honors Society members rolled up their sleeves to reduce the amount of litter in their community and volunteered across the city. NHS’s Weekend of Action consisted of an Ocean Lakes East Park clean-up on Friday, Virginia Aquarium clean-up on Saturday, and the Disabled American Veterans Thanksgiving dinner on Sunday.

NHS members collected 87 cigarette butts on Friday; they also accumulated over 1400 butts and 19 lb. of trash on Saturday.

Members were encouraged to participate with double service points, working to the goal of 100.

NHS participates in trash clean-ups bi-monthly, with other service projects, such as peer tutoring, blood drives, and race volunteering.

“With all this trash accumulating, it blocks photosynthesis, storm drains, and pollutes the water,” said senior NHS president Keano Rich. “Helping clean this up keeps Virginia Beach running properly and keeps our people healthy.”