Language honor societies sell traditional snacks and drinks for club week


Arely Sun

Members of the French National Honor Society (FNHS) make crepes and sell a variety of French goods to students after school. FNHS joined the Chinese and Japanese National Honor Societies in hosting club week during the week. of Dec. 2, selling food and drinks during lunch and after school to raise funds for Doctors Without Borders.

by Saurav Tewari, Reporter

The French National Honor Society (FNHS), Japanese National Honor Society (JNHS) and National Chinese Honor Society (NCHS) sold traditional snacks last week during lunch and afterschool during their shared club week, with all proceeds going to Doctors Without Borders. 

FNHS sold customizable crepes and other pastries; NCHS sold popcorn chicken and treats like pineapple cakes and JNHS sold mochi and various Japanese drinks. 

All three honor societies will be donating their proceeds to Doctors Without Borders, a humanitarian organization that offers aid in countries affected by wars and epidemics. For Grant Miner (12), the president of FNHS, Doctors Without Borders seemed like the right choice since it is the American branch of the French organization Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF). Much of the humanitarian aid given by MSF goes to countries with large French-speaking populations.

While MSF is not as associated with any particular country, Sana Pandey (12), the president of NCHS, emphasized that all three honor societies picked MSF primarily because of its overall message of helping those in need.

Doctors without Borders was one of the charities we researched that had a well-established foundation and a significant role to play in helping communities regardless of nationality,” Sana said.

Sana said that the array of snacks served throughout the week were themed to reflect the cultures of the languages and the countries they represented.

A lot of the foods we sold, like mochi or red bean buns, are dishes that Harker students have grown up enjoying. We wanted to bring that element of diversity on campus while also honoring the traditional dishes of each of our countries,” Sana said.

Grant noted the popularity of these snacks, with food sales yet to be donated summing to over 500 dollars this year. Final donations from last year totalled roughly 700 dollars in the end.