Boyle students brighten spirits for senior citizens

Peyton White and Halee Shepherd paint a winter scene on a resident’s window.

The Boyle County High School National Honor Society held an “Adopt a Window” event at Morning Pointe on Sunday, Dec. 20, in an effort to lift the spirits of the residents since so many are currently quarantined to their rooms due to COVID-19 restrictions. More than 40 students spent their Sunday decorating the windows of all the rooms at Morning Pointe.

“It was with great excitement to see the students sharing their talents with us at Morning Pointe,” said Morning Pointe Life Enrichment Director Nicole Walton. “During such a tough time with Covid, students took time out of their weekend to think of others who will not be so fortunate to get to spend the holidays with their families this year. The residents glance out their windows and are cheered by seeing artwork of Christmas and winter scenes. Thank you BCHS NHS students!”

NHS sophomore vice president of service Tristan Compton said, “From a student standpoint, it’s great to see our organization help the elderly community during the holidays, especially with these difficult times and restrictions upon us. Service in general is very important within society because even though you may not know who you’re helping, they are thankful for you, and that’s all that matters.”

Eli Edwards, NHS advisor, said, “This group is so excited to serve its community. I think this was an amazing way to spread holiday cheer and ensure that everyone has a bright season in the midst of such dark times.”

Edwards added that the event was made possible due to generous donations from EMpact Emergency Medicine and Ramona C. Little Attorney at Law PLLC.