The Jamestown High School’s National Honor Society celebrated Teacher Appreciation Week (May 7th to 11th) by providing a breakfast for teachers and staff on May 8th. The breakfast, chaired by juniors, Hannah Bensink and Miles Brickley, included donuts, pastries, breakfast pizza, yogurt, fruit, juice and coffee. The student committee asked for donations from the local community. It was the first project for Ms. Bensink and Mr. Brickley as new Honor Society members.
“Our teachers put a lot of hard work into making sure we succeed and we wanted to show our appreciation for all their efforts,” said the students. “The teachers were really happy that we did the breakfast for them and it’s a good way to show our thanks but not take a lot of time out of the day. We also want to thank all the local businesses that donated to help provide this breakfast.”
Students received donations from local business including: Dunkin’ Donuts, Eagle Zip, Farm Fresh Foods, Renaldo’s, Starbucks and Tim Horton’s. The committee consisted of: Katie Baudo, Abbie Blixt, Katy Calarco, Zach Eklum, Lillie Gabreski and Rachael Rugg.
The JHS National Honor Society has 87 members. To be eligible for membership consideration, students had a weighted cumulative grade point average of 96.0% , or an unweighted average of 91.0%. Additionally, potential members had to meet high standards of leadership, service, and character. The Faculty Council evaluated members of the junior and senior classes. Leadership is based on the student’s participation in two or more community and school activities, or election to an office. To meet the service requirement, the student must have been active in three or more service projects in the school or community. Character is measured in terms of integrity, behavior, ethics, and cooperation with both students and faculty.