Letters to the Editor

School honor societies do a lot for community

Hilton Head Island High School honor societies strive to provide services for the school and the community. Hilton Head High has chapters of several honor societies, such as the National Honor Society, French National Honor Society, Spanish National Honor Society, National Art Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta and Tri-M Music Honor Society.

Each fall, students are inducted into these societies based on qualities such as scholarship, leadership, character and service. These students then endeavor throughout the year to participate in various school and community service projects to promote awareness and understanding of various causes.

For example, the National Honciety hosts three blood drives, helps to decorate and undecorate Dove Street during the holiday season. It recently raised more than $200 for Relay for Life.

These students provide tutoring in all subjects for peers as well as younger students in the community.

Recently, 10 students in the Tri-M Music Honor Society traveled to New York City to sing at Carnegie Hall under the direction of John Rutter.

The National Art Honor Society hosts annual and bi-annual art exhibits, designs artwork for community businesses, conducts art classes for younger students and strives to improve the aesthetics of the high school, the Hilton Head Island School for the Creative Arts, and other places in our community.

The students of these honor societies should be commended for their selfless efforts of bringing awareness and understanding of various organizations, music, art and culture to the school and community.

Kristen Karszes

Hilton Head Island