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By Amber Hayden
GLENWOOD CITY — With winter upon us, the Glenwood City High School National Honor Society (NHS) hosted the Trunk Junk campaign on Thursday, November 21, and passed out several items to students who drive themselves to school each day.
The purpose of the campaign is to help teens be mindful of the winter driving conditions by cleaning out their trunks and back seats, according to high school principal Patrick Gretzlock.
The students removed the fast food bags, gym clothes and random electronics, and replaced them with essentials for winter driving, which included ice scrapers, flashlights and first aid kits.
During the Thursday, November 21, campaign, which was hampered by cold and steady rain, NHS provided student drivers information about winter driving that included how to be prepared for the “what ifs” of winter driving.
“In addition to sharing statistics and information, NHS members distributed tire gauges, flashlights, and ice scrapers to students designed to keep teen drivers safe and prepared,” said Gretzlock.
There were also drawings for food and gas gift cards, fleece blankets, first aid kits, and jumper cables.
Students are invited to be a part of NHS based on their cumulative GPA which needs to be a 3.5 or higher after three semesters of high school, according to Gretzlock.
Once students are invited, they have to complete an application process in which they are asked to demonstrate how they live up to the four pillars of NHS – character, service, leadership, and scholarship/academics.
Students are also required to complete an essay which allows them to explain how they have demonstrated leadership, selfless service or personal character.
“In addition, the entire high school staff are invited to assess students on the four pillars,” Gretzlock explained. “Each of these items are used to determine an entrance score, and successful candidates are then invited into the organization.”
NHS is comprised of 19 members who have committed to bettering their community through projects such as the Trunk Junk campaign.
This year NHS has traveled to Eagan, Minn. and donated time to Feed My Starving Children Food Bank, and were part of a group that packed 61,440 meals, enough to feed 169 children for one year. They also conducted a food drive in conjunction with WestCap and collected 124 pounds of food over the week-long event.