This week marks the first NEHS Chapter Fundraising Week. NEHS Chapters across the USA are joining together to raise funds for their student-led community service projects.
The NEHS motto is “Gelast Sceal Mid Are,” Old English for “Duty Goes with Honor.” To that end, NEHS encourages student members to do their duty to their communities through student-led service projects. We know that students at many NEHS chapters create lending libraries; organize Open Mic nights; support local food banks; run writing centers; and work with senior homes, women’s refuges, veterans’ organizations, migrant shelters, and more. We are incredibly proud of the amazing work NEHS student members do to support their communities.
In the past, we have suggested car washing, bake sales, and partnering with local restaurants to help chapters fundraise for service project activities. While these options have, undoubtedly, been successful they are often time-consuming for the Chapter Advisors and students who have to plan and execute them.
For our first Chapter Fundraising Week, NEHS is partnering with Double Good, an innovative digital fundraising platform that allows students to create a pop-up store and sell high quality (I’ve tried it!) popcorn in a range of flavors to family and friends in their community and beyond while raising funds for their chapter.
All you need to do is decide what project you want to raise funds for, register on the Double Good website, and ask your students to sell delicious popcorn over a 4-day period. No cash changes hands—all purchases are made through a secure online store—and 50% of all the income made is paid out to schools. There is neither a minimum fundraising amount nor any fees associated with participation. All popcorn sold is mailed directly to purchasers across the USA. NEHS receives no money from Double Good fundraisers.
Since 1998, Double Good has worked with many schools and community organizations and has calculated that the average income from each participant is approximately $250 over a four-day period. Imagine what your NEHS student members could achieve and how much impact your funding could have on your community!
Begin your fundraiser today and participate in our first NEHS Chapter Fundraising Week between February 26 and March 1, 2024. We look forward to your participation!
National English Honor Society
The National English Honor Society (NEHS), founded and sponsored by Sigma Tau Delta, is the only international organization exclusively for secondary students and faculty who, in the field of English, merit special note for past and current accomplishments. Individual secondary schools are invited to petition for a local chapter, through which individuals may be inducted into Society membership. Immediate benefits of affiliation include academic recognition, scholarship and award eligibility, and opportunities for networking with others who share enthusiasm for, and accomplishment in, the language arts.
America’s first honor society was founded in 1776, but high school students didn’t have access to such organizations for another 150 years. Since then, high school honor societies have been developed in leadership, drama, journalism, French, Spanish, mathematics, the sciences, and in various other fields, but not in English. In 2005, National English Honor Society launched and has been growing steadily since, becoming one of the largest academic societies for secondary schools.
As Joyce Carol Oates writes, “This is the time for which we have been waiting.” Or perhaps it was Shakespeare: “Now is the winter of our discontent made glorious summer . . .” we celebrate English studies through NEHS.
National English Honor Society accepts submissions to our blog, NEHS Museletter, from all membership categories (students, Advisors, and alumni). If you are interested in submitting a blog, please read the Suggested Guidelines on our website. Email any questions and all submissions to: email@example.com.