NEHS members shop for families at the Scholastic Book Fair: Photo of the Day 12/6/18


courtesy of Karen Gaydosh

NEHS members pose at the Scholastic Book Fair in Frederick

by Grace Gaydosh, Managing Editor

On December 5, National English Honor Society members Beau Cameron, Alex Ismael, Shelby Tkacik, Kaley Henyon, Grace Gaydosh, Maddy Spisso, Kat Taylor, and Hannah Ratchford went to the Frederick Fairgrounds for the 2018 Holiday Warehouse Sale. They bought books for two local families and will be decorating baskets for the books. NEHS members will be delivering the baskets to the families on December 14.

Junior Maddy Spisso said, “It was really fun to shop for other people.”

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Juniors Maddy Spisso and Hannah Ratchford pick out children’s books for the families.

Co-Presidents, Sally Marin and Lori Barrick, of the Frederick County Reading Council asked the NEHS to do the shopping and they provided the school, ages of each family member, and their interests. This is an annual outreach for the Frederick County Reading Council. The council also provided $200 for the purchases. The students were able to stretch their amount as they had a 25% off coupon and several buy one get one free deals.

NEHS members purchased books such as Goosebumps by R.L. Steine, The Dangerous Days of Daniel X by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge, Gabriel Finley & the Raven’s Riddle by George Hagan, The Last Kids on Earth and the Nightmare King by Max Braller, The Graverobber’s Apprentice by Allan Stratton, and several novels in the Magic Tree House series by Mary Pope Osbourne.

The teams of students needed about an hour to select books and talked about the ones they enjoyed as children.

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Seniors Alex Ismael and Kaley Henyon shop for books.

“The Scholastic Book Fair can ignite you to go in a different place that you probably wouldn’t have thought of before. Independent reading and choosing what you like to read, and then using that going forward in your education is important,” said Luke Anderson, Scholastic representative.

Parent chaperone, Karen Gaydosh, accompanied the students at the book fair.

“I was happy to shop for a good cause. I enjoyed my time with the National English Honor Society students and had a lot of fun helping them put together the books,” said Gaydosh.