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The Wahama High School chapter of Rho Kappa led by chapter advisor Catherine Hamm is wrapping up an active 2017-2018 school year! Some of their activities included...

Strongsville High School Rho Kappa led by Mrs. Allison Papish and Mr. Steven Diedrick in Strongsville, Ohio has had a successful year! They inducted 38 Juniors into the organization in the winter. Their primary projects this year were hosting a Voter Registration Drive for Strongsville High School students, creating cards sent to veterans, redecorating the Social Studies bulletin boards with information on Social Studies related activities at their school, and facilitating a Winter Clothes Drive. The entire club of 90 members participated in all of these activities in the Spring of 2018. 

At Owings Mills High School, in Owings Mills, Maryland, the OM Eagle Chapter led by chapter advisor Ms. Lubold completed several service projects throughout the 2017-2018 school year, including: 

1. November 2017: Toiletries and Treats for the Troops. Junior and Senior members of Rho Kappa worked with the local VFW post 521 to collect toiletries and treats to send to a local Marine unit stationed overseas. This is the third year for this specific collection drive.  Each year a different military unit is chosen by the VFW.
2. December 2017: Holiday Cards for the VA.  Junior and Senior members of Rho Kappa wrote holiday cards for soldiers recovering at the Baltimore VA Hospital. Members of the local VFW post 521 hand delivered approximately 100 cards to the wounded and recovering veterans. This is the third year for this specific service project.

Dunwoody High School’s Rho Kappa organized its first annual Students vs. Faculty Charity Kickball Tournament raising funds for The Georgia Innocence Project. The students initiated this activity after watching the documentary 13TH. The event was held on October 26, 2017 and started at 10:00 am with a speaker from The Georgia Innocence Project who discussed the organization’s mission and shared the challenges faced in unearthing facts to ensure justice for those wrongly accused of a crime. This conversation was opened to students and teachers from multiple disciplines.

The tournament was after school and involved 10 teams of 7 students with each team member contributing 5$ to the fundraiser. Dunwoody High School’s Rho Kappa raised $518 from student and faculty participation plus concession sales. This money was donated to further the mission of The Georgia Innocence Project.  

In March, Bishop Moore Catholic High School Rho Kappa members in Orlando, FL sold green shamrocks for $1 to fellow students to raise money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA). If a student in grades 9-12 bought a shamrock, they were allowed to have a dress down day the Friday before St Patrick’s Day. BMCHS Rho Kappa raised $3000 that will be used to send at least 3 kids with MD to a special week long summer camp. Bishop Moore has been raising money for the MDA for the past 7 years and has always reached their goal of $3000. They chose MDA because advisor Paul O'Grady received an email from the local director in Orlando about this fundraising event. 

On April 9, 2018 the Walter Johnson High School chapter of Rho Kappa (advisors: G. Acquard, M. Joy, K. Simmons) in Bethesda, Maryland organized a school supply drive.  Items were collected, organized, and packaged into over 200 individual bags for elementary school children in need. This community service activity was part of our school wide “stress buster” initiative.

The inaugural CSHS Rho Kappa Social Studies Honor Society helped clear land and maintain plots at Gospel Pilgrim Cemetery in Athens, Georgia. This historic African American cemetery has been overgrown since the 1970's and is currently maintained through volunteer groups.