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By Carolyn Lee
The Imperial Republican

Members of the Chase County Schools National Honor Society have initiated a new program at the school, designed to help students with homework.
National Honor Society members mentor students who ask for help. They meet after school on Wednesdays in the Distance Learning room off of the library.
President Sabrina Hayes said the program is open to “anyone who wants to get any help at all on any type of homework or subject.”
“There are lots of high school people there to help,” she noted, adding that while the focus is on homework, “We can talk about other things if we need to.”
The goal of the program, open to grades K-12, is “To help students get more active with their homework, to get their grades up and keep their grades up, and to get them more interested in school,” Hayes explained.
She said National Honor Society Sponsor Trent Herbert brought the idea to the group. Several schools in Colorado are using the program.
Herbert said he was looking for community activities and other things the National Honor Society could do, and thought the mentoring program sounded good.
Students asking for help are paired up with a National Honor Society member who is “really good” in the subject the student is studying, Hayes said. They can meet as often as they want.
The program is new, Hayes noted, so the turnout hasn’t been very big as yet. Fliers have been distributed around school and the program is included in the school announcements.