The Berlin Brothersvalley High School National Honor Society Chapter wrapped up the school year with an LLS Drive collecting more than $1,800.
Sponsored and organized by the NHS and running over a three-week period, students in grades 9 through 12 collected money for the LLS holding various events. Teachers in grades 9 through 12 competed in a Money War with their classes to see which grade level could collect the most money for the society. The winning grade received an ice cream party; all losing grade teachers were slimed.
In addition, NHS challenged high school principal William Deal to be slimed if the high school collected more money than a neighboring school district. Deal accepted the challenge and each morning over the intercom bragged that the student body would never collect enough money and that he would be slime-free, but he lost that challenge.
Other activities for the drive included an Ugly Tie Competition, Wear Your Hat and Make a Donation Day, and Clean Out Your Console Day where NHS members met student drivers entering the student parking lot and collected spare change from their vehicles while other members collected donations from parents driving up to drop their children off at the school or pick them up at the end of the day.
Debra Orendorf and Dana Kissel co-advise the National Honor Society at Berlin.
"NHS advisers and student members thank the administration, student body, faculty, and staff for their support, especially to the faculty for being such good sports and agreeing to be slimed for a good cause. We also thank our principal, Bill Deal, for his encouragement, support, and involvement in this," said Orendorf. "Without everyone's help, this would not have been possible. NHS also thanks Kim Diehl, Family and Consumer Science teacher, whose classes made the slime."