The Salem-Keizer School Board spotlighted the Whiteaker Middle School National Junior Honor Society for outstanding community service at its December meeting.
You will find Whiteaker’s honor society students volunteering at the Keizer Festival of Lights Parade, the Iris Festival, the Mayor’s Pet Parade, Keizer Park Clean Ups and the monthly Keizer Community Dinner.
Students also help those closer to their own ages by participating in a sixth-grade mentoring program, and volunteering at Gubser Elementary School’s Christmas Lights and Food Collection Drive.
School counselors Renee Hanson and Pat Curran are the fearless leaders of Whiteaker’s National Junior Honor Society. All this wouldn’t be possible without them.
Pat says these fantastic students all contribute on a regular basis to bettering their school and community. Last year, the honor society students volunteered almost 2,000 hours.
Whiteaker’s honor society students must maintain a 3.5 or higher cumulative Grade Point Average. In addition to maintaining their GPA, students must complete a minimum of 10 community service hours each semester, although many go above and beyond.
Students go through an application process to become members of the honor society, focusing on five pillars: leadership, character, scholarship, citizenship and service.
Awesome job, Whiteaker National Junior Honor Society. We’re so proud of your hard work and volunteerism!