NHS Hosts a Movie Night


People gathered in room 241 watching “Ghostbusters” Photo courtesy of Hellgate Student Government Hellgate Happenings

Gabi Wilson, Reporter

National Honor Society put on a movie night at Hellgate for the Missoula Community on Friday, Oct. 29. There were two movies shown: The Nightmare Before Christmas and Ghostbusters. Ghostbusters was played in Mr. Waniata’s room, room 241 and The Nightmare Before Christmas was played in the Knight Hall. 


Kensey May, a member of the club, said, “It went well. We set up two movies…Ghostbusters was definitely my favorite.” When asked what her favorite part about the event was, she said, “All the NHS members dressed up in Halloween costumes and we also raised a lot of money for the Watson Children’s Shelter.” The purpose of the movie night was to raise money to benefit the Watson Children’s Shelter. 


Watson Children’s Shelter is a non-profit social services organization here in Missoula. They strive to provide a safe environment for children who have experienced abuse, neglect, abandonment or a family crisis. Their website describes the shelter as, “a safe haven for children in crisis.”


There were concessions for those who attended to get snacks including popcorn, rice krispies, cookies, and more. There were donation bins set up in both of the rooms for people to donate to without having to get concessions as well. 


Ashley Young, one of the club’s executive officers, said, “The NHS movie night went better than we expected!” She continued, “Thanks to generous donations we were able to raise over 100 dollars for Watsons Children’s Center. I watched The Nightmare Before Christmas and bought some delicious treats from the baked goods part of concessions! Overall, I had a great night and I’m glad we were able to support.” 


NHS’ upcoming projects include a courtyard clean up and a winter formal dance, planned for mid-February.