By Mary O’KEEFE
Rosemont Middle School is going all out for Yellow Ribbon Week by putting kindness above all and making it fun, and cool, to be kind.
Throughout this week, Rosemont students have celebrated being nice to one another with a series of events from signing a pledge banner to offering free lemonade and even having a pie-eating contest.
“We are signing a Kindness Banner,” said Gwenyth Kim, member of the school’s Random Act of Kindness (RAK) Club.
After kids sign the banner, a member of RAK ties a yellow ribbon around their wrist.
“With every single act of kindness we do in our lives, it will come back to us,” explained Yatra Patel, RAK member, as she tied a ribbon on a wrist of another student.
The club was also selling Kindness Grams as a fundraiser. Kids wrote messages on a postcard and then addressed them to a friend or family member. The club will then mail them out.
“Our club is all about kindness,” said student Leslie Chung.
“On Wednesday, there [was] a relay and [today] is a pie-eating contest,” added Brandon Acosta.
On Friday, the students have been asked to write an act of kindness they have performed on a small piece of construction paper. Then the RAK club members will take all the pieces of construction paper and make a chain that they hope will stretch far. They hope that over 1,200 kids will participate.
Rosemont PTA was also on campus to support the week’s events by giving away yellow and pink lemonade during lunch.
The students have responded to their kindness.
“We have heard a lot of thank yous,” said PTA member Christine Cassin.