On March 6 and 7, the officers and some members from Waynesville High School's National Honor Society chapter participated in the Missouri NHS State Convention.

On March 6 and 7, the officers and some members from Waynesville High School’s National Honor Society chapter participated in the Missouri NHS State Convention. 

The theme for the convention was “Mirror, Mirror on the wall, there’s a Leader in us all.”

Upon arriving at the Tan-Tar-A resort, students were separated and placed into groups with students from other schools to participate in several leadership breakout sessions. 

They participated in a variety of leadership activities, games and service projects. While in these groups, students learned the best and most effective ways to be a leader through games and presentations that gave them new insights on their leadership positions. 

A big hit at the convention was where the students participated in two different service projects. The first one was where teddy bears were cut out of material, sewn, stuffed and finished by the students using sewing machines to complete the service project. The teddy bears are being donated to first responders as gifts to give to small children that are involved in automobile accidents. The other service project involved sewing cloth bags together to be used to fill with school supplies for students that live in several small villages in Central America.  

“The convention sparked a desire in our students to do more service-oriented projects at Waynesville High School and our surrounding communities,” said Bill DeMalade, chapter adviser.