Henderson High School students celebrated Random Acts of Kindness Week with music, donations, and reminders to be kind to themselves and others, writes Bill Rettew for the Daily Local News.
Students sang while moving between classes, donated canned goods, and left inspirational notes on lockers.
According to librarian Renee Vandergast, the event has created a “ripple effect of kindness.”
The initial Kindness Week was inspired by Rachel Joy Scott, who was the first person killed in the shootings at Columbine High School in 1999.
Today, Rachel’s Challenge is a nonprofit that spreads her vision. It asks students to look for the best in others, to dream big, to speak with kindness, and to initiate their own chain reaction.
“People will never know how far a little kindness can go,” said Vandergast.
Henderson principal Jason Sherlock was also happy to promote the initiative.
“It’s a very simple concept: Pay forward, respect one another, and live the Golden Rule,” he said. “Kindness is contagious.”
Read more about the celebration of kindness at Henderson High School in the Daily Local News here.