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Prescott High NHS supports school rewards program

An upside-down piano player was among the performers at the Prescott High School NHS-sponsored variety show. (Courtesy photo)

An upside-down piano player was among the performers at the Prescott High School NHS-sponsored variety show. (Courtesy photo)

Each spring, the Prescott High School (PHS) National Honor Society hosts a variety show in the Ruth Street Theatre in an effort to raise funds for a specific program or group. The recipient this past April was the school's Renaissance program - a program that rewards students for their academic excellence.

PHS faculty work with local businesses that agree to provide discounts and other rewards for the school's high academic achieving students. Students meeting the requirements receive a special card that they present at participating businesses. Any local business that may be interested in assisting this rewards program and has an interest in awarding success in the classrooms is encouraged to contact PHS for more information.

This year's show was filled with 18 variety acts consisting of the school's top talents. Performers included the hip cats in the Prescott Jazz Combo, a Michael Jackson mash-up, a juggler, a rap vocal and an upside down piano player among others. As a result of the event, NHS was able to donate nearly $1,500 to help offset the costs of the Renaissance program.

NHS held their first talent show in 2010, Hope for Haiti, which benefited the Haitian children who were victims of a terrible earthquake. In 2012, NHS presented the Benefit for the Battle talent show that raised money for the Breast Cancer Center at Yavapai Regional Medical Center and last year presented the Heroes vs. Hunger Talent Show, which benefitted the Granite Creek Hunger Ministries - a local organization which provides meals each Saturday for the less fortunate in our community.

The National Honor Society at PHS is an organization based on four pillars: character, scholarship, leadership, and service. Students who are members of the society are dedicated to helping the citizens of their community through service opportunities. Anyone interested in assisting in the Renaissance program or any other of the NHS community service programs should contact PHS Principal Stephanie Hillig at Stephanie.hillig@prescottschools.com or NHS adviser Deb Fitzgerald at deb.fitzgerald@prescottschools.com.

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