FULTON – G. Ray Bodley High School students recently arrived at school one day to find a plethora of sticky notes plastered all throughout the building.
Positive, encouraging, hopeful and supportive messages were written on those notes for students in grades nine through 12 – and building staff members – to read, remember and return the random act of kindness to others.
Members of GRB’s Helping Other People Everywhere (H.O.P.E.) Club, said they organized the effort to simply brighten people’s days.
“Our goal is to reach out to the community, and we could reach out to people in our own school,” said Kayleigh Hotaling, GRB senior and H.O.P.E. Club president.
H.O.P.E. Club advisor Cathy Cronk said several teachers reached out to her to express their gratitude for the sticky notes project.
Club members will brainstorm ideas as to how to keep the positive messages going, even after sticky notes lose their stick.
Additional positive projects club members organized in the first half of the 2017-18 school year include: a canned food drive, a Halloween activity and the Great American Smokeout anti-tobacco campaign, just to name a few.
In the second half of the school year, the students will help develop and organize a discreet closet for their peers in need of clothing.
There also will be a focus on their main event of Bodley’s Got Talent, a talent show open to all GRB students where prizes are awarded.