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Spreading kindness by showing kindness

Posted: 4:58 PM, Feb 13, 2020
Updated: 2020-02-13 18:15:47-05
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LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — For some, Valentine's Day isn't just about being in love. It's about feeling appreciated and that's exactly how the student council at the School for Creative and Performing Arts made sure every student felt, with a meaningful gesture.

If you walk down the halls of SCAPA, you'll see these pink hearts on the lockers and doors. At a quick glance, the hearts look like decorations, but if you look closer, they have a deeper meaning.

"Thank you for making me laugh and smile. You bring me joy when I see you. Your jokes crack me up," Samantha Miculinich, 8th grade council member, reads.

It was the student council's secret mission. "We cut out all of these shapes and had them in specific organized bags, and then everyone went around and made sure all of the lockers were organized so that we could have them organized and then everyone got their own Valentine," Miculinich added.

The council included everyone.

"We also gave hearts to the teachers. Students around the school got to write messages to them. And that was to the whole faculty in the school as well," Sarah Collins, 8th grade council member, said.

The eighth grade council members say in the past, the school has sold carnations for students to send to a Valentine during class. But the group says this excluded people. This year, they wanted to make sure no one was left out.

"Having that integration between the youngest and the oldest grade can be really important, it helps bring the community together," Kelly Yang, 8th grade council member, said.

Spreading kindness, by showing kindness. "We hope that the younger kids take this positivity outside of school and into the community. And the go and be positive everywhere," Owen Scott, 8th grade council member, said.