By Chad Koenen


As she gets ready for her high school graduation, Henning High School senior Kylie Frederick is leaning on the skills she learned as part of the National Honor Society to prepare her for the next chapter of her life. Those skills include leadership abilities she has developed as part of the organization. 

“NHS has helped me improve my leadership skills and to strive to be a better person to look up to,” she said. “NHS will continue to help me be a representative of a good character and will keep pushing forward with helping my community wherever I go.”

As part of her community service project, Frederick is planning a shoe drive in which families and students can bring in pairs of gently worn shoes that can be sent to families in need. She said she developed the project from a video she saw of a young boy giving another an old pair of basketball shoes he didn’t want anymore so the two could play together.

For the younger students at Henning School, Frederick said the students should push themselves to be a leader and help other people however they can.

“Push yourself to be a part of the great group National Honor Society is, and even if you choose not to become a member, keep striving to be a leader and help the people around you in any way you can,” she said.