Hamilton High School's National Honor Society students are not content to just receive the award and maybe have some meetings.

Each year, the Society members do projects throughout the community and at other schools in the Hamilton School District.

A popular event is their session of reading to the youngsters at Washington Elementary School. The first time they it was 11 years ago. And it has been repeated every year since (see photo). This year, the Ugly Duckling was the story, and the kids decorated paper swans with feathers and sequins.

Also, the Hamilton High School National Honor Society has done Christmas carols on Main Street, collected canned food for the food bank, and planted trees on the Hamilton High School grounds.

To join the society, a student must have a 3.0 or better grade point average. The group at Hamilton also considers four areas for membership - scholarship, service, leadership and character.