Every year, the National Junior Honor Society (NJHS), takes a trip to reward students for their accomplishments in service throughout the year. NJHS is an international organization that consists of middle school students who excel in academics, leadership and character. On Friday, May 3, NJHS will be going to Urban air, a trampoline park, in Bloomington. While there, they will jump, eat and spend time with the other NJHS members. They will be leaving PHS at 9:30 a.m., and students are encouraged to wear comfy clothes and be ready to jump. NJHS sponsor Melissa Higgins and bus driver Aaron Reckelhoff will be supervising the event.
“The bus will leave Urban Air at about 1:30 p.m., so the people who are going will have plenty of time to jump and eat before we have to leave,” said Higgins.
Although all members are invited, there are requirements to participate.
“In order to come to the field trip, you need to have the required services and GPA,” said Higgins.
This year, in order to raise money to fund the trip, NJHS sold chocolate bars and paid dues at the beginning of the year.
“The students all sold chocolate bars to help with cost. If they didn’t, then they have to pay for part of it to attend the trip,” said Higgins.
Members attending are excited to spend a day away from the school to round out the end of the year.
“I am excited to hang out with my friends and be able to hang out with them other than at school,” said freshman Hayley Taylor.
Students will arrive back at the school at 2:30 p.m. and attend their seventh period class.
Story by: Corinne Magner