In an effort to help sick children, William Floyd High School Business Honor Society students recently collected a plethora of toys and donations for the kids at Stony Brook Children’s Hospital. Items donated and collected included dolls, games, coloring and craft supplies, along with other toys and items such as iTunes gift cards, which will help bring a little happiness to the children and their families going through health challenges.
The William Floyd High School Business Honors Society, led by advisor and business teacher Korin Cloghessy, is a group of 40 highly motivated students who excel throughout the business department. Participants are chosen based on their academic performance and their impact on their local community. The criteria set forth by the New York State Business and Marketing Honor Society is strict and every member is required to adhere to the criteria in order to be inducted at their annual candlelight ceremony in May. Part of the criteria includes a minimum 80% overall average, a minimum 88% average in their business courses, and students must display good character and citizenship. Additionally, they must be either an active member of Future Business Leaders of America or must be passing one of the college level business courses offered by the WFHS Business Department (Business Law, Business Ownership and Management, College Accounting, College Business Math, Virtual Enterprise or Fashion Marketing).
Each year, Business Honor Society students must complete a minimum of six community service events and six fundraisers in order to raise money for senior scholarships and to help others within the community.