Herkimer National Honor Societies, Student Council lead Holiday Project to benefit students

Herkimer Jr./Sr. High School’s Student Council, National Honor Society and National Junior Honor Society are once again hard at work on their annual Holiday Project.

What started five years ago as a small way to bring some holiday cheer to our students has blossomed into a project that served more than 200 students last year. Students are “nominated” by peers or staff to receive a wrapped package filled with fun and useful items.

Community support is a big reason for the success of the project. Club members and their families, staff and local businesses have been very generous in the past, and organizers would love their support once more.

Holiday Project organizers are looking to collect cash donations,  wrapping paper, tissue paper to line boxes, snacks (such as multi-packs of chips, crackers, cookies and drinks), Capri Suns, Gatorade, hot cocoa packets, easy meals (such as macaroni and cheese and ramen), hygiene items (gender specific or gender neutral), fun items (such as playing cards, stress balls and candy) and winter accessories (such as gloves, hats and socks).

Items can be dropped off at the main office of the Herkimer Jr./Sr. High School at 801 W. German St. in Herkimer. Please include a note with the donor’s name and mark the items as for the Holiday Project.

The organizers would like to say: “Thank you in advance! We can’t do it without your help!”

For questions, contact Herkimer National Honor Society advisor Caroline Lampert at clampert@herkimercsd.org or 315-866-2230, extension 2300, or contact Herkimer Student Council advisor Laura Scalise at lscalise@herkimercsd.org or 315-866-2230, extension 2301. Student Council advisor Brooke Jones and National Junior Honor Society advisor Susan Hayes-Manning can also assist with questions.


Three student leaders of the Holiday Project pose for a photo together

From left: Herkimer Central School District National Junior Honor Society President Brian Flint, National Honor Society President Lilliana Langdon and Student Council President Izabella Vredenburg pose with items for the annual Holiday Project.


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