National English Honor Society sells candy canes in holiday fundraiser

Inspired by the movie Mean Girls, students can buy candy cane grams

Baylen Monson, JagWire copy editor

During the weeks between Thanksgiving and winter break, students may need some extra motivation for finals. National English Honor Society is having their fifth annual candy cane grams sale. Candy cane grams are currently being sold daily and will continue through Tuesday, Dec. 13. Candy canes are sold before school and during lunch at a price of two for $1 and will be delivered during first block on Wednesday, Dec. 14. 

Students can purchase grams for anyone in the school, as well as choose a message for the gram. Next week, NEHS members will be dressed in their best holiday gear to deliver the candy canes.

NEHS sponsor Page Anderson explained the inspiration behind this event, which helps pay for senior honor cords. 

“A few of my senior girls the year that we started it had seen [Mean Girls] and they’re like, “why don’t we do something like this?”” Anderson said, “The idea behind it was to have students write a little note on a little card that they’re giving to their recipient, just to bring a little holiday cheer.”

Students in the past have bought candy cane grams for friends, siblings, crushes and even teachers. 

Junior Shelby Kindt bought a candy cane with a message for her younger sister. 

“I said ‘Good luck on finals’ because it said that [the candy canes] will be delivered right before finals,” Kindt said. “I think it’s cute [because] you get to leave something nice for your friends.”

The positive effects of this fundraiser are felt not only by students but by members of the club. 

NEHS president senior Helen Springer especially enjoys delivering the candy canes. 

“I’m looking forward to passing them all out because I think it’s going to be fun to see everyone’s reactions,” Springer said. 

Organizing, assembling and delivering the grams is also a way for members to interact. 

“I think the most fun that the group has is when they’re organizing them in the morning when they’re delivering them,” Anderson said. “They have fun embarrassing people because most of the time people are very surprised that they got one.” 

According to Springer, this fundraiser is a good way to get festive. 

“I think it’s fun because it’s themed around the holiday season,” Springer said, “It’s a cheap little fundraiser that helps our club.” 

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