NHS visits pen pals
By K.C. McConnell, Copy Editor
After months of exchanging letters, National Honor Society members met their third grade pen pals at Beaumont Elementary School on April 8.
The third graders greeted the high school students with big grins and colorful drawings. The younger students eagerly showed their new friends around their school and participated in activities such as cup stacking, card games and bracelet making. The third graders also got a chance to share their poems and other writing projects with their older buddies.
Junior Chrissy Bradley said she learned a lot from writing to her third grade pen pal.
“This experience taught me how to talk to little kids,” Bradley said. “I also learned that when writing a letter, you need to know your audience in order to avoid saying anything that might confuse them.”
Bradley and some of her fellow NHS members wrote letters to third graders as part of their community service requirement. Letters went back and forth between the high school students and the elementary school students for several months. NHS pen pals were then offered a chance to meet their third graders in-person.
“I’m excited to make a difference in my pen pal’s life,” Bradley said. “I’m happy to be a role model.”
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