NTHS Sharing the Whole Pie

Brianna Buttler, Staff Writer

Leukemia is a type of cancer that affects the blood and bone marrow, the spongy center of bones where our blood cells are formed. The disease develops when blood cells produced in the bone marrow grow out of control. An estimated 48,610 new cases of leukemia are expected to be diagnosed in the United States in 2013. Lymphoma is the name for a group of blood cancers that develop in the lymphatic system.

North Point’s National Technical Honors Society ran a fundraiser to give back to the community from March 31 to April 11. The fundraiser was to raise money for leukemia and Lymphoma. The officers came up with the whole idea themselves and pitched it to the principle Mr. Simms. “All the students got dressed up and had a meeting with Mr. Simms all on their own. I was really proud of them”, said the club’s sponsor Mrs. Johnson.

How they got students involved was by allowing them to put money in a can. Each can had an administrators/teachers name on it. The teachers that volunteered were: Deegan, Akins, Herron, Sollohub, and Mrs. Burton. The teacher with the most money at the end of the fundraiser got pied in the face by a student.

Mr. Deegan was the administrator with the most money raised in the end. He got pied in the face during the second half of nest on April 11 in North Point’s courtyard.

Since this was the club’s first year doing the fundraiser their goal was to raise six hundred dollars. They ended up surpassing their goal by actually raising nine- hundred twenty dollars and fifty cent. National Technical Honor Society was so happy with the outcome that they plan on doing it again next year and having the same successful results.