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NEHS Creates Positive Impact for Cincinnati Literacy Network

Each year, our sister Society Sigma Tau Delta holds its international convention for university students and faculty. As a part of that tradition, National English Honor Society (NEHS) leaders, interested in making a positive literacy impact in the host city, research schools, programs, and organizations that may benefit from some financial support. This past year in Cincinnati, OH, NEHS staff was fortunate to spend some time with leaders from the Literacy Network of Greater Cincinnati (LNGC), an organization dedicated to supporting literacy growth for a range of individuals. LNGC trains tutors, holds fundraisers, and invests in the lives of many to improve reading and writing skills and, not surprisingly, change lives.

In March of this year, NEHS awarded a $2,500 grant to the Literacy Network to further their work; below is a note from Michelle Guenther, president of LNGC, thanking NEHS:

When we first met David Wendelin and learned about the National English Honor Society, we were incredibly impressed. After having the opportunity to attend the Sigma Tau Delta convention, learn about your motto, and spend time with the members of the Advisory Council, we were not only impressed, we were inspired!

DWendelin and WJohnson w LNGC
Left to right: NEHS Director Dave Wendelin; Annie Schneider, Shannon Lienemann, and Michelle Gunther of LNGC; and Sigma Tau Delta Executive Director William Johnson.

Your ability to turn your passion for English into action in your communities through tutoring and other community service-related activities is commendable! It is reassuring to see young people engaging in such admirable pursuits.

It has been said that the key to achieving your highest potential is to help others achieve theirs. Thank you for sharing your gifts in the service of others! You demonstrate that the impact you have on others is the most valuable currency there is.

The alignment of your mission with ours is a perfect fit. Your support will enable us to strengthen our community through the training of young people as literacy tutors. We know first-hand that when children develop strong reading skills, they also develop the confidence to live a life without limits.

We are honored and humbled to be the recipients of your magnanimous gift!

“Gelast Sceal Mid Are”

Dave WendelinDave Wendelin
NEHS Director