Helping Hands!

National Junior Honor Society Students (NJHS), Adrianna Crockley and Taylor Peterson, along with Sponsor Shermeka Baker-Latney, partnered with Psi Psi Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc., Stafford, VA to fight Childhood Hunger.

The Issue:

Nearly 16 Million children (1 in 5 kids) live in a “food-insecure” household. This means they lack the means to get enough nutritious food on a regular basis and struggle with hunger at some time during the year as a result.

NJHS Students not only donated over 100 canned goods within 24 hours of notification, but also unselfishly made themselves available “to serve” during their weekend time to collect additional canned goods and non-perishable items. Kudos to these young ladies for giving back to the community for such a worthy cause!

Sharon Hardy, Adrianna Crockley, Taylor Peterson, Shermeka Baker-Latney and Francesca Johnson

NJHS helps out family with the Texas We Care project!

Texas Resident Invited to Shop at CMS!

Caroline Middle School National Junior Honor Society students hosted a TEXAS WE CARE! drive during the month of September. Students, staff and community members donated over 5,000 items over 55 care packages to assist residents impacted by Hurricane Harvey. Various items were sent, including personal hygiene products, clothes, shoes, book bags, school supplies, cleaning products, detergent, sheets, and much more.

CMS, National Junior Society (NHJS) Sponsor, Mrs. Baker-Latney had the honor of meeting Tristan, a Texas resident who was affected by Hurricane Harvey. After Hurricane Harvey destroyed Tristan’s home, he relocated to Caroline County, though his parents and siblings were unable to relocate.

Tristan was invited to shop at the NJHS Hygiene Pantry. Not only did Tristan select items that he needed, he was also encouraged to select items for his parents and siblings. Tristan stated, “I’m very grateful, and it’s such a great feeling that young students in another state are willing to help us, Wow!” The items selected for his parents and siblings were sent through priority mail.

This year, the NJHS will go above and beyond to help families. Our goal is to assist families within our community, throughout Virginia and our country. As NJHS President Jasmyne Lewis stated, “We would want others to help us if we were in need here in Virginia.” As a result of the generous donations collected. Caroline Middle School haves additional items and care packages available for families in need. Our CMS student leaders understand the value of building relationships and exceed in the areas of Scholarship, Leadership, Character, Service, and Citizenship. They are definitely implementing “Scholars Today Leaders tomorrow.”

Texas resident, Tristan, receives supplies from NJHS

NJHS provided supplies for the residents of Texas.