• NHS Hosts Tie-Dye Event for PACE Program

    by  • April 26, 2017 • Event, Local • 0 Comments

    On Thursday April 13, members of Malden High School’s National Honor Society hosted a community Tie Dye event. Attendees could make their own tie-dye shirt with a provided white shirt for $7 or they could have brought in their own shirts to tie-dye for $5.

    Photo from the Tie-Dye Event. Photo taken by Christina Appignani.

    Photo from the Tie-Dye Event. Photo taken by Christina Appignani.

    The event took place in Cafe A and all of the proceeds went towards the PACE Program, which is a multi year program for students with cognitive and/or physical abilities. The program provides these students with academic, functional and vocational skills so that they may transition successfully to adult life. These students may also receive ancillary services including speech and language therapy, occupational therapy, physical therapy, assistive technology and augmentative communication.

    For NHS, each group or individual has to create a service project. This event was led by MHS juniors and NHS members Cindy Siu, Rachel Eaglin and Anna Powers, the latter of whom is a member of the Blue and Gold. Siu explains that the idea of the Tie-Dye event was passed on by previous NHS projects. Previously, seniors Stephen Deng and Phuong Nguyen led the event, Siu also explains that “there was originally a helping hands club that collaborated with PACE, but now [NHS] is just raising funds for PACE in a fun and creative way”.

    Siu says that the planning process included ordering materials, collaborating with PACE teachers and getting advice from other NHS members about how to make the event run smoothly. She also mentions that originally, “[NHS] wanted to host the event the week before sports started, but since our group was heavily involved with organizing JV’s, they decided to have it the week before vacation”.

    Photo from the Tie-Dye Event. Photo by Christina Appignani.

    Siu believes that any money earned from the event will be helpful towards the PACE program. Siu says that “Since [NHS] has been raising funds for PACE for a while now, the see the donations as giving back not only to NHS but to the students in this school”.

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    Christina is a junior and this is her second year as part of the Blue and Gold team. She is currently a lead reporter. She says she looks “forward to mentoring the new reporters and meeting the diverse staff this year”. While she describes herself as quiet and reserved, she is very outgoing and hates staying at home. One of her favorite hobbies is reading comic books. Her favorite genre of music is alternative and she enjoys listening to bands such as Twenty-One Pilots, All Time Low, 5 Seconds of Summer, Walk the Moon, and Grouplove. Her favorite song is Fifteen by Taylor Swift, but she doesn’t listen to her as much, however, her favorite song lyric “I’ve never heard silence quite this loud” is also by Taylor Swift. Some of her favorite movies are Captain America: Civil War, The Parent Trap, 16 Candles, and Nerve. Game of Thrones, Pretty Little Liars, Once Upon A Time, and Daredevil are a few of her favorite TV shows. She is a very avid fan of Bubble Milk Tea, and while her favorite food by far is ziti with chicken and broccoli, she admits that Chinese is a close second. This summer she taught Algebra and Geometry in the Summer School program which was a fun experience. Some places she wishes to visit are New York City, Disney World, San Diego Comic Con, Boston Comic Con, and Italy. Her favorite quote is “In the end, we only regret the chances we didn’t take.” -Anonymous

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