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Louisa County Middle School students love themselves

Posted on Friday, February 15, 2019 at 12:00 pm

Louisa County Middle School student Danielle Gordon displays a heart she filled out for the Rainbow of Confidence project designed to help students learn to appreciate themselves. By the end of lunch period on Feb. 12, a stack of hearts several inches thick had been collected at the school.

The Family, Career and Community Leaders of America class at Louisa County Middle School has come up with a unique way for LCMS students to appreciate themselves. And soon, their initiative will be on display for the entire school to see.

FCCLA students spent their lunch period on Feb. 12 inviting their classmates and teachers to think of something positive about themselves. Then, the students had their classmates and teachers write those thoughts down on a paper heart. By the end of the lunch period on Tuesday, a stack of hearts several inches high had already formed.

The dozens of hearts will be used on Feb. 14 to create a billboard at the school, which will be called “The Rainbow of Confidence.” The billboard will be on display in the cafeteria, so students will be able to see it during the Valentine’s Dance at the middle school on Friday.

“I think it’s going to make the school a better place, because it’s going to make students feel kinder and meet new people and new friends,” seventh grader Nathan Ritchie said.

The middle school’s FCCLA advisor Gracie Quarles said she was particularly encouraged by the initiative shown by the students who participated.

(Article contributed by Louisa County Public Schools)

This is a partial article. Read the full story in The Central Virginian’s Feb. 14, 2019 issue.

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