NHS introduces new “Treats for Troops”

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After Halloween, many parents and students find themselves with extra candy. According to an email from Ryan Rubenstein, assistant principal, people can drop off their leftover candy to schools in the district to be donated to veterans and deployed service members.

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For the first time, National Honors Society (NHS) is hosting a Treats for Troops collection from November 1 through November 5. 

NHS has partnered with Soldiers’ Angels to collect candy for troops. According to Maddie Conrad, NHS President, the elementary schools, middle schools, and high school will all participate in this collection. 

“Anyone can drop [candy] off at the main office of any of the schools, and NHS members can volunteer to bring the boxes for the candy to the elementary schools from the high school, and to bring them back once the collections are over,” Conrad said. 

To students who want to participate in the collection, NHS is asking that  “the candy [is] unopened and packaged” because “[Soldiers’ Angels] does not accept homemade candy or anything like that,” Conrad says. 

Conrad hopes the school will continue to participate in this  event for the following years and is optimistic about its future. 

“I would love to do it again next year. Since it’s going to all schools in the district, there’s going to be a pretty solid turnout […]. [For] the younger kids’, I know parents like to hand off their candy. I think [the new event] has the potential to be very successful,” Conrad said.