Students hit the volleyball court to help fight climate change

Nov 27, 2019

Dartmouth students and faculty served up fun for a good cause at the high school National Honor Society’s annual volleyball fundraiser. 

The November 26 tournament saw dozens of high school students, teachers, and community members participate. 

This year, 16 teams signed up for the elimination-style tournament — with bragging rights and a small trophy at stake — including multiple teacher teams, and students from Dartmouth Middle School. 

Of course, the big winner of the night is the National Honor Society’s charity. Each year, the society chooses one organization to fundraise for. 

This year, they chose the Environmental Law Alliance Worldwide, an Oregon-based nonprofit public interest law firm focused on promoting a sustainable, just future. 

“They’re a great group of lawyers trying to fight the climate crisis through law and lobbying,” said senior Finn Helgesen, President of the DHS National Honor Society. 

To drum up publicity and donations, fellow board members Vaibhav Dubey, John Correiro, Samaya Roukoz, and Abigail Chace recruited teams, secured sponsors, and organized a bake sale and raffle held during the tournament. 

“We wanted to get the students engaged and spread the word about what’s happening at the school,” Roukoz said. 

The Society will host several smaller fundraisers throughout the year, and make its final donation to the nonprofit at the end of the school year.