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  • Teaghan Lathers

The Claudia Keusch Chapter of the National Honor Society at PHS Partners With “Adopt a Highway”

This past Saturday, September 26th, students from the Claudia Keusch chapter of the National Honor Society (NHS) at Portland High School cleaned up the exit 77 park-and-ride and the surrounding areas. NHS, led by Sarah Honsowitz, conducts three highway cleanups each year through the Michigan Department of Transportation’s “Adopt a Highway” program. NHS members are required by the chapter to participate in at least one. The next highway cleanup will occur in April of 2021.

NHS also conducts various other events and projects throughout the year, such as Trunk-or-Treat at Portland High School, reading to Oakwood students in March for reading month, bringing trees to second graders for Arbor Day, and hosting Red Cross Blood Drives at Portland High School. Due to COVID-19, many of these activities will be approached differently than in previous years.

The high school is no longer hosting blood drives as it is a health concern, however, NHS members are encouraged to volunteer at the blood drives held by the Red Cross at the Knights of Columbus Hall. There is a blood drive at the Knights of Columbus Hall on Tuesday, October 13th from 11:30 am to 5:15 pm. You can sign up at


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