NHS Annual Easter Egg Hunt


Hundreds of eggs were brought by the NHS members this year. (Photo by Cristine Espinosa)

Cristine Espinosa, Reporter


On Wednesday, March 23, our National Honor Society members hosted the annual Easter Egg Hunt for all of our school’s staff and their family to enjoy. I was lucky enough to be able to participate in the event for the first time this year and experience it all first-hand.

Mr. Singler, who was in charge of the event, was surprised at the massive collection of eggs the NHS members had supplied for the Hunt. All members were required to bring at least five eggs with candy, but this year, the NHS members went above and beyond, bringing hundreds of eggs in total for the children to enjoy. In fact, there were so many eggs that the kids weren’t able to fit them all in their baskets, and we started handing out extra bags for them to take more eggs home. It took an hour just to get all of the eggs sorted and then distributed throughout the courtyard, but after seeing all of the children’s smiles, we all agreed that it was definitely worth the time and effort.

Besides hunting for eggs in the court yard, the staff’s kids were also able to get face painting done, and have their picture taken with the Easter Bunny. Many kids chose to have typical Easter bunnies and spring butterflies painted on them, though some were a bit more adventurous, opting for Spider-Man and other superhero face paint. Fortunately, a few NHS members had exceptional skill and experience in art and were able to do an excellent job. And according to the Easter Bunny, he only made eight kids cry this year. Considering how many kids took their picture with him, I would call that a success as well.

Rachel Thompson, a senior officer in NHS, talked more about the event with me. She sees the annual Easter Egg Hunt as a great way to give back to our staff. “It’s a way for us to celebrate the staff and have the kids be involved at their school,” Thompson said. “I look forward to seeing all the really little kids trying to find eggs, like the two and three-year-olds. It’s really cute to see them because they’re just learning how to walk and they wobble around looking for eggs. It’s adorable.”

Everyone who participated in making the event possible really did enjoy themselves, myself included, and there’s no doubt that the NHS annual Easter event will continue for many years to come.