NEHS hosts potluck and book discussion: Photo of the Day 12/15/16


Kelsey Ward

Sydney Rossman, Erin Lafferty and their families enjoy some conversation.

by Kelsey Ward, Reporter

What is your favorite food that you will miss the most when you graduate from high school and move on to college, career and living on your own? Is it the gooey mac and cheese, the savory meatballs or the sweet brownies?

The National English Honor Society hosted a potluck dinner and encouraged everyone to bring the dish that they would miss the most.

Members and their family members enjoyed their meal and then a conversation time afterwards.

Some of the dishes included lasagna, salad, meatballs, pasta salad, and potato salad. The most popular dish was macaroni and cheese, with four people bringing their versions.

At each table, was a jar of questions. The questions were inspired by the novel Dinner at the  Homesick Restaurantwritten by Pulitzer Prize winning novelist from Baltimore, Anne Tyler.  This novel is the Common Reader for all English honor societies this year.  There is a scholarship contest for seniors, and the questions are posted online.  

Brooke Bennett, class of 2017, attended the event with her mom, sister and dad. Bennett and her mom, Dawn, said, “It was interesting to eat together and learn the similarities between our different families.”

Attendees were also given a raffle ticket and had the chance to win a poinsettia, grown by the horticulture department.

Here are some of the questions to ask and get to know your friends and family:

  • What is your favorite family tradition and what makes it special?
  • If you could’ve chosen your own name, what would it be and why?
  • What would you like your best friend to say about you four years from now?
  • If you family were part of the circus, what would each person’s act be?