National Honors Society

February 6th, 2020

Hi all!
Important information from the meeting:

Hour Logs
Semester 1 hour log will be checked today!
Turn into Mirjana if you haven’t already
We are checking for 2 hours of tutoring and will record any other hours you have completed.
***We won’t collect your hour logs, just checking it so you can get it back by the end of the meeting.***

Let your sophomore friends know that they are still eligible to join NHS.
NHS requires 5 semesters of service therefore next semester is their last opportunity.


McKinley Park Rose Garden
Volunteer days this month are Sunday, Feb 9th and Sunday, Feb 16th.
All events are from 9 am to noon! We will continue pruning the roses, as well as doing other gardening chores! No age limit, training and supplies provided! If you have your own bypass clippers and gloves, please bring them.
All minors volunteering are required to fill out a volunteer waiver form which we can provide before the event! Please wear long pants, dress warmly, wear closed toed shoes, and a hat or visor.
The McKinley Rose Garden located at the corner of 33rd and H Streets (with free parking), is overseen by the non-profit Friends of East Sacramento, who were recently honored by the City of Sacramento’s Park’s Commission for providing “Community Enrichment” to the downtown area! Our Rose Garden was also featured in the movie “Lady Bird” and has 1,200 roses, the largest rose garden in Sacramento!

Railroad Museum Trip and Lunch
Saturday, February 8th – 10:00 am-3:00 pm.
Meet out front of Railroad Museum,125 I Street Sacramento, CA 95814. Tour through the museum learning about the history, stories and contributions of people working on the Transcontinental Railroad. Lunch afterwards. 3 volunteers needed. You will be working with youth and adults with intellectual and cognitive disabilities.
The most important job our volunteers have is to interact positively and socialize with participants in Access Leisure activities so that they and you will have fun. Minimum age to volunteer is 16. Volunteers must contact and fill out a volunteer form before coming to an event. Contact Michelle Tabarango at 916-808-1205 or

TobyMac’s Hits Deep Concert
Help set up, sell food, sell tickets, and usher attendees.
Where: Golden One Center; exact location will be confirmed
When: February 9th, 2020
How: Sign up via link or email w/ your name and phone number
Perks: free food, shirt, and partial concert

Summer Programs

Freshmen(if you have family or friends at this age)
UC Davis SMASH: STEM; 3 summers; Free; App Due February 28th, 2020

Juniors and Sophomores
UC COSMOS: STEM;4-weeks ; Fee Varies; All Materials due February 7th, 2020
Girls Who Code SIP: STEM; 7-weeks; Free; Due February 14th, Regular March 13.
Thousand Strong: Career-oriented; Schedule Varies;Free; TBD (Must be 16)
Summer at City Hall; Government-related, varies; 6-weeks; Free; App opens on March 7th, 2020
College Prep Scholars Programs; 40 programs; varies; Free
(ONLY apply if family income under 65k); App Due March 2020

Juniors and Seniors
Stanford Institutes of Medicine Summer Research Program (SIMSR):
Medical related; 8-weeks; Fees Varies; Due February 22, 2020
MathCamp USA/Canada: Math; 8-weeks; Fee varies
(Free for family incomes under 65k); Due March 12, 2020
(Seniors are accepted with birthdays after August 8, 2001)

If you have a dream school or know your interest of study
Research universities and look into their offered summer programs
Ex: Sac State,, UCLA, UC Berkeley, USC, etc all have special high school programs

Senior Scholarships

Trusted Sites for Scholarships!
Going Merry
Scholarship America
Scholar Snapps

Contact Info
Remind : text @nhsatwc to 81010
Instagram: wc.nhs
Mr. Mapplebeck: here(Rm 63) or at