Sisters of the Alpha Zeta chapter of Sigma Sigma Sigma Sorority at Northwestern State kicked off “Character Counts Week” on campus Monday with the help of several Demon football players.
The sorority is promoting positive character traits and community service all week long on campus. The players, in the wake of the 48-35 Homecoming victory Saturday night over Lamar, joined the Tri Sigmas and played their “good deed dice” game. Participants rolled dice on a specially designed board, filled with different good deeds to accomplish during the week.
The NSU football student-athletes who took part Monday morning were junior safety Jahvez Barnes, sophomore linebacker Lyn Clark, sophomore defensive end LaAllen Clark, freshman defensive tackle Dalen Morgan, senior linebacker Wilbur Myers, junior safety Darius Poullard, and freshman running back Jared West.
The Demons’ participation was a fun start to an important week, said Tri Sigma event chairman Demmi O’Donnell.
“The Tri Sigma National Character Counts week focuses on building character, and the Alpha Zeta chapter chose good deeds and service to demonstrate just that. We are using this week to show NSU and the community that we are women of character,” said O’Donnell. “The football players wanted to take part in sharing our message by participating in our ‘good deed dice’ game, while socializing with fellow Demons.”
Community service is a point of emphasis for NSU students and student organizations, and for NSU Athletics. The nearly 400 student-athletes at NSU adhere to a departmental cornerstone values of “academic achievement, personal responsibility and competitive success” and last year won the initial “Southland Strong” Award for compiling the most community service hours among the athletic
departments at the 13 conference institutions.