National Honor Society
The American School of Durango has taken on the mission of educating students to become model citizens. The National Honor Society & National Junior Honor Society consists of a select group of leaders, of truly exceptional people, of above average winners. These students don’t only exceed academically, but are also comprised of values and integrity. The National Honor Society makes sure to include these exceptional students who demonstrate qualities of dedication, loyalty, and compassion towards others. NHS/NJHS students are natural leaders who aren’t afraid to step up and show what they are made of.
In the words of John C. Maxwell:
“A leader is the one, who knows the way, goes the way and shows the way”
Members of The National Honor Society & National Junior Honor Society are nothing less than exemplary students, and mediocrity won’t be found amongst our ranks. Students working on social community activities offer clothes, comfort and basic resources to help others in need. These leaders are characterized by their character and we do not base our self-worth from words, but by our actions. A true act of integrity is meant to inspire others to join and follow our vision and in doing so, shows what a leader is capable of.
Some of the activities NHS/NJHS has planned for this year include weekly visits to the Cancerology Clinic, the Casa de las Lunas Senior Center, the LIYAME foundation, which help to improve our community. NHS/NJHS intends to plan out a brighter future and take the actions necessary to see this vision come true. Will you be a leader too?
VIVE POR DIEGO
To help Diego with his cancer treatment, The National Honor Society & National Junior Honor Society organized a raffle to help with his expenses. The treatment was carried out successfully and NHS/NJHS members even got to participate in a group phone call to wish him well. Swell!
NHS/NJHS decided to participate in the socktober campaign, and managed to collect warm underwear & socks for South American migrants. These items of clothing were gathered in the span of a month, and were given to the National Migration Institute, received by delegate Luis Enrique Perez Mota. Hurray!
TAPAS POR SONRISAS
The entire school makes sure to donate bottle caps to our Bottle Cap drive. We then sell these caps to the recycling center in order to gather funds for kids’ cancer treatments. Sweet!
EN BUSCA DE UN SUEÑO
At the En Busca de un sueño program, less privileged kids are granted an education and an opportunity to become an amazing and functioning generation thanks to the generous director, Prof. Daniel Cisneros. We aid them with books, supplies, and any way we can to support them. This partnership has lasted several years, and the ASD is happy to see it flourish today. Nice!
During our weekly visits to the Cancerology Center, we make sure to spend time with cancer patients there, presenting ourselves and offering them water bottles. We love to meet & learn about them. It’s quite fun to make new friends there, and being there for them. Groovy!
We make sure to visit the LIYAME FOUNDATION, and meet new friends there. We listen to the stories these kids have to tell and make sure to spend time with them. Splendid!
CASA DE LAS LUNAS
The Casa de las Lunas Senior center specializes in providing the residents with special, personal care. NHS/NJHS members make sure to spend time with some of these residents, and try to make their day a bit brighter with stories, singing and dancing. Huzzah!
NHS/NJHS also makes sure to collect recyclables, as we believe not only in the well being of our community, but our planet as well. Many classes have been implemented with recycling bins, taking us a step further to a greener, healthier Earth. Wünderbar!
During the coldest months of the year, NHS/NJHS student make sure to share warmth and compassion to those in need by collecting warm clothes and such for them. Awesome!