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National Random Acts of Kindness Week 

Hawk Wings, a club focused on kindness, had extra special plans for this year’s National Random Acts of Kindness week. This special week was celebrated from March 18th – 22nd, and brought smiles to many faces. The club had been planning this week for a while and were excited to share their plans with the rest of the school. It was a week full of positivity and kindness. 

On Monday the 18th, Heidi the Yale dog returned to Woodland for a second time, bringing smiles to students’ faces. She was outside the cafeteria during lunch waves greeting students with a big smile and a wagging tail. Students were allowed to pet and play with Heidi and she received a ton of attention. The students of Woodland hope Heidi comes back again next year. 

Tuesday, students made cards for hospitalized kids, which go to an organization called Cards for Hospitalized Kids. This organization distributes the cards that they are given to hospitals all around the country. 

 “We did it last year and we got a really nice thank you note,” said Club advisor Anna Muharem

  “It was nice to see that they appreciated what we did.” 

This was an act of kindness that brought smiles to more than just the students of Woodland, and made a larger impact on the kids that received them. 

The Hawk Wings members stayed after school on Tuesday to write some positive post its, which were placed around the school to surprise the students of Woodland the next morning. These small notes are to spread some kindness to those who read them. 

On Wednesday, students were greeted with the positive post its around the halls. The post its were stuck on lockers and walls for everyone to see, the kind message brought smiles to whoever read them. This one small act of kindness made a big impact on the students of Woodland. Hawk Wings hopes the notes inspire students to be nicer to each other, and to show kindness to all. 

Thursday, the 21st the members of Hawk Wings stayed after school to make friendship bracelets. Members made many bracelets to give to other people. There were lots of extras which members passed out to friends and teachers the next day. These were small acts of kindness that brought smiles to many. 

On Friday, during advisory, students were given papers to nominate their ambassador of kindness. The paper consisted of a place to put who you nominated, your name, and room for a special note if you wanted to leave one. 

“A ambassador of kindness is a person in your life who makes you smile and can always be your sunshine,” said Muharem 

Students were able to nominate anyone they wanted, whether it was a teacher or friend. All the nominations were hung up on the wall next to the bulletin board the next week for everyone to see. There was a large variety of people nominated from students, to teachers, to security guards. 

Hawk Wings hopes that this week of kindness activities inspires people to be kind indefinitely, and not just for this one week.

Colby Sizer

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