Give Gifts, Bring Books


Jackson Hoch

NEHS will be collecting books like these until Dec 18. Please bring your donations to M30 or S105.

With the holiday season becoming more prevalent before Christmas break, there are more organizations giving, especially at Carlisle High School, including a new organization, the National English Honor Society (NEHS).
NEHS is holding a book drive, from now to Dec 18. They are hoping a large amount of the student community will participate in this exciting new opportunity.
So far, NEHS has been off to a great start growing as a program this year. They have already offered extra tutoring opportunities at the high school for students, offering writing advice and guidance to students who need help and they have also explored ways to make the first year program a prevalent part of CHS. The book club is just another idea that continues to keep this program growing.
Sarah Clayville, an English teacher in the McGowan building (M30) helps advise National English Honors Society along with Dana Smetana (S105) who teaches in Swartz.
Clayville said, “I’m hoping that a lot of people are looking to donate books. We will be collecting books for people of all ages up until December 18. If students want to donate, I ask them to just make sure that the books are in good condition. They can be used or brand new just as long as they are useable.”
Any genre or type of book is allowed to be donated just as long as it’s appropriate in context towards this NEHS community service event. The ultimate goal of this book drive is to donate books so that the person receiving it finds it useful. If someone is looking to donate a series of books, NEHS will try to make sure that the series is donated towards one family.
Tanna Henry, a junior this year at CHS, is helping to find places to donate the books. So far, NEHS is not quite sure where the books are going to be donated but they are certainly to be somewhere in the Carlisle community that needs them. It’s most likely going to be a nonprofit organization or possibly even a few nonprofit organizations but more information on this is going to come out very shortly once responses from the organizations NEHS notified are received and that important decision on where to donate is made.
Henry said, “I feel like the book drive is a really good idea because it’s a different way of giving and everyone has books they don’t need anymore. This is a great way to give without having to go out to spend any money. It’s something that all Carlisle High School students should take advantage of.”
To donate books, students and faculty can drop them off books to Clayville’s room (M30) or Smetana’s room (S105).