NHS Lock-in Raises $3,051 for Open Doors Organization
Lake High School’s National Honor Society (NHS) donated $3,051 to the nonprofit
organization Open Doors at this year’s annual lock-in event.
Doors, a nonprofit organization located in Elk River, provides a safe place for
youth experiencing homelessness. It
provides a hot meal, canned food, and healthy snacks for evenings and weekends,
clothing, computer access for online school, towels, personal hygiene items,
and access to resources for health and other issues.
lock-in, previously known as the dance-a-thon, is the student group’s largest
event of the year. In order to attend the event, an NHS student must raise at
least $25 in donations. All donations
then get presented to a charity selected by the student group.
students get locked in the high school starting at 7 p.m. and can’t leave until
6 a.m. the following morning. To pass the time, students watch movies, play
games, and dance. Local businesses donate food and prizes for the event.