MSD’s National Honor Society offers various service projects for members


Nya Owusu-Afriyie

One of the various 2021-2022 NHS projects was the Run 4 Beigel on April 10. Many students and teachers attended the event.

Sophia Golberg, Section editor

National Honor Society, more popularly known as NHS, is a nationwide, academic organization for American high school students. The organization is dedicated to involving students in various service efforts to not only improve the community, but to aid students in becoming future leaders.

In order to be inducted into the esteemed honor society at MSD, students must meet certain requirements that confirm their academic and community-based success and participation. Only uninducted sophomores and juniors with a grade point average of 3.0 and above are invited to NHS for their next school year. They must maintain that GPA in order to remain a member.

NHS members must also complete at least 60 community service hours throughout the duration of the year. Of these hours, at least 20 must come from NHS service projects that the club introduces during their monthly meetings. The service projects displayed below offer students plenty of opportunities for members to complete their 20-hour NHS requirement and remain in good standing with the club.

“The goal of our service projects is to allow our members to get involved in the community through meaningful projects that leave a positive impact on others,” NHS Co-President Raegan Direnzo said.


Every Tuesday, NHS offers tutoring to any MSD student who is looking for extra help in any subject. The tutoring is held in NHS advisor Lisa Hitchcock’s classroom, room 423, from 2:40 p.m. to 3:40 p.m.

NHS members tutor the students that come, counting for one of the 20 hours required.

“I go almost every week to tutor and always enjoy myself,” junior Lauren Ofstein said. “It feels so good to help struggling students understand whatever they are having trouble with.”

Run 4 Biegel

NHS offered their students the chance to help facilitate the Run 4 Biegel event on Saturday, April 10, from 6:45 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Students at the run were able to help set up, register runners, cheer on the participants, give out water and help clean up.

Family Search Indexing

This service project offers students an online-based hour opportunity. Students can go to and create a free account. Once logged in, the website offers hundreds of indexing opportunities for students to complete.

The indexing requires students to view a digital image of a record, then type in the names, dates and places listed.


Luv Michael is a non-profit organization that helps to create meaningful work opportunities for autistic adults. Students can receive hours by creating their own fundraising pages for the foundation and raising money to help support the cause.

Marjory’s Garden

Each Sunday, typically from 9 a.m. to 10:45 a.m., students have the opportunity to help MSD’s Marjory Garden near the sports fields. This opportunity is in partnership with MSD’s gardening club. To learn more about the service project, students can text @msdgarden to 81010 and join the Remind group.

“Marjory’s Garden is always fun. We tend to the garden and clean it for students to enjoy during the school day,” junior Renata Silva said.

Chabad of Coral Springs Food Drive

The Coral Springs Chabad hosts food drives on select Wednesdays. NHS members have the opportunity to volunteer at the food drives and in turn, they receive hours and support an important cause.

“NHS makes it super easy to get hours by offering a ton of service projects for us to volunteer for, ” Silva said. “There is really no excuse for not getting all 20 required hours needed to stay in the club.”

With so many opportunities to get involved in the community, the NHS officer board hopes that students will take advantage of everything offered. Not only does volunteering help students, but it also helps improve the community atmosphere.