March 26, 2001
Yong-Hwa Lee (president), Anna Jenkins (treasurer), and Candice Toth (vice president).
WHS Honor Society donates 2,600 books
During the last two weeks in February, Woodinville National Honor Society members, under the supervision of Yong-Hwa Lee, WHS National Honor Society president, collected 2,600 used children's books, neatly packed in cardboard boxes at the end of the project.
As the president of WHS Honor Society, Lee initiated this project with the assistance of Anna Jenkins (treasurer) and Candice Toth (vice president), after their discovery of thousands of used books, which were no longer needed by Northshore School District, at WHS recycling center. Members started to sort the books for K-9 level from the enormous piles and packed them into cardboard boxes collected from local grocery stores by the officers. The books were donated to Odessa Brown Children's Clinic, Harborview literacy program, and Youth Outreach Program of Union Gospel. Plans are underway to ship some portion of books to an English-speaking missionary area in Cameroon.
"The National Honor Society is the organization that pursues the balance between scholastic achievement and altruistic conduct through voluntary service. We have always satisfied both with the process of membership qualification, but the latter had always been done on an individual basis. This is our first project made possible by the contributions of many members, in addition to our traditional role on the annual blood drive. I hope our effort will make some difference in the lives of those children," said Lee.
Mrs. Hansen serves as the advisor for WHS Honor Society. Lee plans to further acknowledge the participating members of this project at the Induction Ceremony April 26, in the school auditorium.