If you have or have had a Broadneck High School student in the past few years, you may be aware of the Broadneck High School National Honor Society.Broadneck has always had a chapter of this organization, but over the past few years, under the deft leadership of advisor Tammy Dronberger, who is a social studies teacher at BHS, they have stepped up their community outreach. Membership requires not just high academic standards, but a true commitment to service; both during the school year and over summer break.
NHS has donated thousands of dollars, in-kind donations, and service hours to many non-profit organizations such as the Polar Bear Plunge, Out of the Darkness Anti-Suicide Walk, Lighthouse Shelter, Kinder Park Farm, countless community 5k runs, local animal shelters, and events at the local elementary and middle schools . In addition, at almost every Broadneck HS event there are NHS students involved in setup, cleanup, and behind-the-scenes support. The members help teachers set up their classrooms over the summer, incoming ninth graders are thrilled to be ushered around their new school by NHS upperclassmen on their first day of high school; and parents are guided through the hallways to their students' classrooms on Back to School Night.
This year, along with everything else, service opportunities are somewhat limited. However, to meet the challenges of online learning, the group is offering free virtual tutoring to elementary and middle school students in the Broadneck feeder system. It will be held via Google Meets up to 2 times a week for 30 minutes at dates and times decided by the family and the tutor. In addition, tutoring is also available from a new tutoring club where non-NHS or aspiring NHS members can add to their service resume.
Community groups of non-profit agencies who are looking for volunteers can find more information here.