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Delta Kappa Gamma teams with National Honor Society for project benefiting newborns at hospital

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Two local organizations with strong ties to excellence in education have donated hundreds of books to a program designed to promote literacy at the most tender of ages.

Two local organizations with strong ties to excellence in education have donated hundreds of books to a program designed to promote literacy at the most tender of ages.
The Kappa Omicron Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma Society International joined forces with the Gladys Alexander Chapter of the National Honor Society in the joint project to promote literacy.
Members of both groups joined up to donate a total of 360 storybooks, which will ultimately be delivered to Hopkins County Memorial Hospital. Along with a brochure outlining the importance of reading to one’s children and providing tips for how to do so successfully, the books will ultimately be donated to mothers of newborns delivered at the hospital.
The storybook donation complemented the Gladys Alexander Chapter’s spring project in which senior NHS members visited the campuses of Austin, Bowie, and Travis elementary schools and read to students.
“Because reading is vital to children’s success in school, both organizations wanted to do something to encourage children to read and to see how enjoyable reading can be,” said Gail Herman, a member of Delta Kappa Gamma who is also co-sponsor of the National Honor Society Chapter at SSHS.
“We also wanted NHS members to provide models of success for the younger students and to demonstrate to them that reading is fun,” she added.
The Delta Kappa Gamma Society International is a professional honorary society of key women educators begun on the campus of The University of Texas at Austin in 1929. National Honor Society is an organization for high-achieving high school students. Membership at Sulphur Springs High School is limited to 11th and 12th grade students and is based on scholarship, leadership, service and character.

— Information provided by Gail Herman

 

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