Students look forward to service opportunities as members of Willsboro National Honor Society

WILLSBORO - Fifteen teenagers were named to an elite group of students at Willsboro Central School last week.

Seven joined the William Gilliland Chapter of the National Honor Society, while eight new members were welcomed to the Ashleigh MacDougal Chapter of the National Junior Honor Society.

Anna Daly, a junior at Willsboro and president of the Gilliland Chapter, said that the organization is looking forward to serving the community in the coming months.

"We are currently selling daffodils for the National Cancer Society through March 3," Daly said. "We will also have a team in the Relay for Life, we will be holding our food drive for the local food shelf and we will continue next year to collect toys for local children."

Daly said that she has enjoyed the friends that she has made in the NHS.

"I really like this group because everyone wants to be involved and puts forth their best effort on whatever we do," she said.

"They work well together and it is a very good group," Gail MacDougal, NHS advisor, added. "There is a strong core of juniors that are involved in NHS along with several sophomores and seniors. I think that the closeness of the group has impressed me. They all work well together and they have received many compliments as a group from the teachers throughout the school."

"It is great being a part of NHS and doing all of the community service," Clayton Cross, a junior member of the NHS, said, while offering advice to students who may want to join in the future.

"Keep your grades up, show great leadership qualities and do lots of service to help your community out," Cross added.

Junior Cody Sayward learned about all the qualifications over the past year, as he worked to become a part of the NHS.

"This is something that I have been waiting to get into for a long time," Sayward said. "I had to work hard this year because I needed to out in the community service time in order to be inducted. I am really happy that I was able to do it and honored to be a member."

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