On Sunday, November 6, National Honor Society members planted trees and bushes in our local park. Without the help of New Haven High School’s National Honor Society members, the Parks and Recreation Department would have taken days to plant and complete the task.
Brooke Reed, the National Honor Society president, commented, “All of the trees/bushes that we planted on Sunday produce some sort of fruit and I did not know how many different kinds of trees produced such fruit…. Hopefully, sometime soon, there will be more animals that come to the park for these fruits, making the park more natural for citizens of New Haven.”
When asking Kate Weiser, a member of National Honor Society, what she thought about the tree-planting, she exclaimed, “We planted trees for our future! It was such an honor to see the trees we planted last year already grow so much!”
Mrs. Oelrichs, the teacher who leads National Honor Society, gave some words of advice for the next tree-planting event, stating, “For next time, I would advise NHS members to bring a shovel and a strong back! Kirby Menke tells me that we'll have hundreds of trees to plant in the spring, which is a lot more than the 40 we planted this fall.”
Thank you, National Honor Society! NHS will be planting again in the spring.