National Honor Society donates blankets, paints with a twist

Shown are Amber Hembree, Zoie Britt and nurse Santana Powell, nurse technician Penny Gay, Jaquan Bobb, Shermarcus Page, Gracie Niette, nurse Hannah Veuleman, Joshua Graham, Meagan Corley, Cami Faircloth, A’kya Chatman, Elizabeth Anderson, Taylor Coutee, Nicholas Wiggins, Hunter Thomas, Emily Windham, Carliegh Lofton, Blake Smith, Julie Baldwin, Larry Vaughn, Tierra Stacks, Jasmine Williams and Dr. Prockhrhrel.

Lakeview Jr./Sr. High School’s Chapter of the National Honor Society participated in their annual community service event. Each year, the students create one-of-a-kind blankets for the patients of Natchitoches’ Northwestern Cancer Center of Louisiana. Each student supplies one yard of fabric. Together, they create a blanket.

This year they donated over 20 blankets to the center. Most everybody has been touched by cancer in some way or another, and the members were honored to have the opportunity to give back and maybe make someone smile during this time in their life according to Sarah Blanchard, sponsor.

Shown are, on front row from left, Cami Faircloth, Tierra Stacks, Meagan Corley, A’kya Chatman, Amber Hembree, Jasmine Williams. On second row are Joshua Graham, Julie Baldwin, Taylor Coutee, Zoie Britt, Blake Smith, Larry Vaughn. On third row are Nicholas Wiggins, Jaquan Bobb, Gracie Niette, Hunter Thomas, Emily Windham, Shermarcus Page, Carleigh Lofton and Elizabeth Anders.

“This service event is always one of our favorite and was done with much love and joy from each of our students,” she said. In addition to the blankets, students filled out and sent Christmas cards to recovering soldiers at Walter Reed Medical Center. “We were honored to be able to give something small to these American heroes and hope that it too brings a smile to their faces at this time of the year, Blanchard said.

In front is Taylor Coutee. From left are Amber Hembree, Jaquan Bobb. Tierra Stacks. Juice Baldwin, Jasmine Williams and Shermarcus Page.

Following the delivery of the blankets, the students traveled to Shreveport’s Painting with a Twist where they were instructed on how to paint a holiday cardinal. “We were very blessed to have this time of fellowship, donation and celebration just before the holiday break. And all of our paintings were a hit!

Blankets made and donated to the cancer center.