Spanish Honor Society gives back to community


Junior Seth Jaffe and senior Florencia Son fill their care packages with toiletries.

Ellen Kan

Upbeat Hispanic music drifted across the room while students, chatting animatedly, filled colorful goodie bags with toiletries. This was the cheerful scene on Oct. 23 as members of Jefferson’s Spanish Honor Society (SHS) celebrated National Hispanic Heritage Month through supporting the community.

During eighth period, the members of SHS created care packages that contained a variety of dental and hygiene products.

“We came up with the ideas of making the care packages because we were thinking about an activity that would be hands-on as well as help out the Hispanic community,” senior Mya Abousy, the president of SHS, said.

The care packages were later sent to the McLean Bible Church to lend a helping hand to those in need.

“The activity was extremely successful,” Abousy said. “The honor society members provided some items for the packages, and we also used funds from both Spanish Honor Society and Hispanic Alliance to purchase over three hundred more items.”

One of the biggest items on the agenda of SHS is Bulería, a popular dance held in March every year. SHS also hopes to hold other service projects throughout the year.

“In December, the honor society will be decorating cupcakes and bringing them to the local children’s hospital in spirit of the holiday season,” Abousy said.