On Thursday, November 10, Oswego High School’s National English Honor Society hosted a screening of the documentary He Named Me Malala in conjunction with the school’s One Book, One School program.
The event kicked off at 5:15 p.m with a bake sale that had a variety of homemade treats. All money raised in the bake sale is to be donated to the Malala Fund. There were also a variety of raffle baskets up for grabs. Baskets included a movie themed basket and school supply basket provided by Oswego’s French National Honor Society, La Société Honoraire de Français.
The documentary screening began at 6 p.m in the auditorium. The documentary gave more insight into the life of Malala and before and after she was shot in 2012 by the Taliban. After the documentary concluded, members of NEHS led a discussion with the audience. The event turnout was on the smaller side, but those who attended were eager to participate in all that the event had to offer.
In addition to SHF providing a raffle basket, Rho Kappa, OHS’s history honor society, also helped with the event. Rho Kappa made a timeline showing the evolution of women’s rights around the world. This timeline was hung in the auditorium so it could be seen as people came in to view the documentary. Senior and President of SHF, Alison Sanders, said that she wanted SHF to help with the event because it was a “cool opportunity to contribute to another honor society and help them out”.
This event is one of the first of its kind at OHS. The National English Honor Society will be hosting more English related events during second semester for students to enjoy.