By Martha B. Jacob –
Earlier this year Eastern Middle School celebrated “Random Acts of Kindness Week,” an event which is catching on in Southern Ohio, according to Kara Juillerat, Southern Hills Career & Technical Center IT Satellite Instructor.
“The 2018 ‘Acts of Kindness Week’ has been an amazing outcome on so many levels,” Juillerat said, “From our students and staff to outreach agencies and business professionals, it is overwhelming to think of all the time and talent that went into making Random Acts of Kindness week a success.
“The middle school has expanded this kindness week from Brown County to include five counties in Southern Ohio and we would like to thank each student who participated in a kindness activity or made a donation. Thank you to the middle school staff for all of their support and contribution of items.”
Juillerat, as well as Principal at the middle school, Jordan Michael would also like to thank the Brown County Commissioners and other agency leaders who joined in the event and presented personal delivery of proclamations.
“We would also like to thank First State Bank managers, for all their help,” Juillerat said. “Our students made kindness rocks and kits and we would love for each branch manager to take them to their branch to help to continue to spread kindness.”
During a special assembly at the end of the week representatives from each of the area counties joined in the fun including:
• Commissioner Ty Pell from Adams County;
• Superintendent of the Wilson Children’s Home, Melissa Taylor (collected items such as fleece blankets, stuffed animals and socks);
• Commissioner Terry Britton of Highland County;
• Highland County Homeless Shelter Administrative Director Tammy DeLong (collected canned goods and kindness socks);
• Brown County Commissioner Barry Woodruff and Hannah Hopper with the Ohio Veterans Home in Georgetown (collected Hershey bars and socks);
• Brad Adams with the Fayette Regional Humane Society (collected dog treats and dog toys).
“We would also like to thank County Commissioner, Todd Portune for joining us all the way from Hamilton County,” Juillerat said.
Juillerat added that the week would not have been possible without the hard work from students and staff members a and community volunteers including Mrs. Carney and Mrs. Shultz!