NHS Hosts Annual Variety Show

Nineteen acts performed in school showcase


The Sanford High School National Honor Society (NHS) hosted its Annual Variety Show on April 5 in the Sanford Performing Arts Center. 

According to the NHS website, “National Honor Society membership has been the true mark of student achievement for over 100 years, but it goes far beyond a report card. By empowering, championing, and recognizing well-rounded students, NHS provides schools with a values-based framework to elevate a culture of scholarship, service, leadership, and character.”

Every year at SHS, the National Honors Society puts on a Variety show. This show serves as “an opportunity for students to showcase their talents in a non-competitive experience, while helping to raise funds that support the greater school community,” according to Mrs. Works, one of the two advisors for the Sanford High School chapter of the organization. 

There were 19 acts scheduled for the show, which consisted of rap, guitar, singing, band performances and piano. Some of the most popular acts were Beckett Barlow’s performance of Something in the Orange, Drake Wilson and Braedan Landry’s rendition of Man or Muppet, and Mr. Rowe’s original rap composition. 

The money raised goes toward helping the school and the local community. NHS uses this money to assist with activities such as making quilts, sponsoring the dunk tank for the This Is Us Day, sponsoring turkeys for the peer helpers, and participating in the Day of Caring.

On May 18, NHS will participate in the Day of Action (formerly known as the Day of Caring). The Day of Action is an event put on by York County Community Action, sponsored by United Way of Southern Maine. 

The Closing Ceremony for NHS, also known as Senior Sendoff, will be held on May 23 this year. This is an event where seniors will be honored and officers will “pass the torch” onto the next group of seniors. 

Photos below courtesy of Michelle and Samuel Sprague.

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