BE KIND Week: An example for all

Last week was Sahuarita High School’s annual BE KIND week – an entire week focused on spreading kindness and good will to fellow students and throughout the community. Each year, the students participate in a variety of events, crafts, and activities that promote kind thinking, treatment and service to others.

Highlights from this year’s schedule included the opportunity for students to paint Ben’s Bells and fill out BE KIND cards for friends and faculty. A special sale to benefit a local scholarship organization featured BE KIND bracelets and BE KIND shirts. The students were also able to take “Buddy Pictures” and help to make 500 lunches for the homeless and less fortunate. Finally, on Friday, students from The Do Something and Culinary Arts clubs went to to the Ronald McDonald House to show kindness by cooking for the families of ill children.

Members of the Rancho Sahuarita Team even participated in the action, buying shirts to support the cause and promoting kind messages on its social media outlets. Rancho Sahuarita Community Liaison, Jeremy Sharpe, said of the initiative and the effort of the students, “Kindness is the foundation of community. It’s great to see the students leading the way and making our community a better place.”