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Tyrone NHS Students Collect Winter Clothing for Those in Need

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Alivia Anderson
NHS members Lexi Hess and Kenzie Soellner collected almost 600 winter clothing items to donate to students in need as their NHS community service project.

Tyrone High School junior Lexi Hess and senior Kenzie Soellner organized a successful winter clothing drive in December for their National Honor Society community service project.

Hess and Soellner had an ambitious goal of collecting 600 donations, which they nearly achieved with 593 total donations.

The Church of the Good Shepherd would like to thank Mackenzie and Lexi for choosing The Family Closet for their community service project. Their thoughtfulness and donations were appreciated by both the church and the community

— Jane Hyde

They accepted gently used coats, new hats, scarves, mittens, and gloves for local families in need. Donations were open for the community to deliver, and students were encouraged to bring items.

Most of the donations went to the Family Closet at the Church of the Good Shepherd in Tyrone. The rest of the donations were put in local clothing donation bins that go to homeless shelters and those in need.

“[We] would like to thank Mackenzie and Lexi for choosing The Family Closet for their community service project. Their thoughtfulness and donations were appreciated by both the church and the community,” said Family Closet Coordinator Jane Hyde.

Sollener and Hess recognized the need for warm items and figured this would be the perfect opportunity to help.

“We chose winter items to be the donations because we knew that it was going to start getting chilly,” said Soellner, “We wanted to make sure everyone had the proper clothing to stay warm.”

As active members of the Tyrone chapter of the National Honor Society, they are required to coordinate a project to help and give back to the community.

Receiving so many donations was exciting as we got to see everyone contributing to help their community

— TAHS junior Lexi Hess

Both are members of the Eagle Eye, so they used their school paper to promote their donation drive and personally donated cookies and juice boxes to the winning elementary, middle, and high school classrooms.

The winning classrooms were Ms. Black’s 3rd-grade class, Mrs. McClelland’s 5th-grade class, and Ms. Beigle’s 12th-grade class.

Hess and Soellner were both appreciative of the generous donations from the students and the community.

“Receiving so many donations was exciting as we got to see everyone contributing to help their community,” said Hess. “We were really happy with the outcome of the drive and were excited to see so many people participated.”

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Alivia Anderson, Photo Editor
Alivia Anderson is a Junior and in her 3rd year of Eagle Eye. When not at school or with friends, she's at the dance studio. Alivia's been dancing for 13 years and competing for 11. She hopes to continue her dance career in college while also pursuing a career in the medical field. Dance stories are, of course, some of her favorite things to write about. She also likes to write about school events, community news, and student groups. On top of writing stories, Alivia's favorite thing to do is take pictures for the Eagle Eye. Alivia is involved with different clubs, such as YAN, Student Council, Golden Revolution, Yearbook, National Honor Society, and Prom Committee. Alivia hopes that this year will be another awesome year in the Eagle Eye!

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