Mont Harmon Middle School students recently practiced random acts of kindness and explored how to keep their school safe all in just three short days.
Monday kicked off the lessons and mini activities where the focus was kindness and anti-bullying messages. These lessons and activities continued throughout Wednesday.
Students began the three-day period by writing on slips of paper about what the individual’s next random act of kindness would be.
An assembly was then presented to the Pirates that reflected Miss Carbon County’s First Attendant Kaylie Basso’s platform and current service project. Basso’s platform is entitled “Peace, Love, and Respect” and aims to promote the three characteristics throughout the community. The royal member’s recent service project reflects on the recent school shooting in Parkland, Fla.
14-year-old Jamie Guttenberg was one of the 17 killed in the recent shooting. Guttenberg was a dancer whose favorite color was orange. The Carbon County dancer and royalty member, also 14-years-old, decided to show her support by making orange ribbons for dancers in both Carbon and Emery counties to wear. This project then extended to making the ribbons for the students at Mont Harmon to wear.
During the assembly, Basso’s recent interview with ETV 10 News was played in regards to her service project.
A student from Mont Harmon donated a piece of orange fabric out of kindness. Students then signed the fabric during lunch before it was hung in the school’s hall.
Orange balloons were disbursed throughout classrooms, which included the notes from Monday inside of them. Students were then excused from class and gathered on the football field where they had a moment of silence for the victims in the Parkland, Fla. shooting. After the moment of silence, students released the balloons.
Throughout the week, it was expressed that students at the middle school feel as if treating each other with kindness, peace, love and respect will lead to everyone feeling safe and happy.