HAZARD — On Nov. 14, students from Hazard Middle School met with Mayor Lindon at City Hall, as the mayor proclaimed Nov. 14 through Nov. 18 as Random Acts of Kindness Week in Hazard. This proclamation was inspired by projects students at the school have been conducting.
Hazard Middle School is sponsoring the “Great Bulldog Kindness Challenge” in the school during the week of Nov. 14 through Nov. 18.
Students will be competing as a part of a homeroom. The homeroom in each grade level with the most Kindness Points at the end of the week will win $50. The homeroom winners will choose to spend the $50 in any way they choose, with the hope that they will choose to spend the money in another act of kindness.
Student and faculty from the school will be making announcements on the radio each day this week. The mayor has proclaimed this week to be “Random Acts of Kindness Week” in Hazard. Students and faculty hope that the act of kindness spreads to all people in our area.
Hazard Middle School’s “Great Bulldog Kindness Challenge” is sponsored in part by the United Way. Students receive points for demonstrating acts of kindness throughout the week, such as thanking people for their services, sharing a smile, making a new friend and helping an elderly person. Students also participate in class projects for points, which include sending a card to a military family, volunteering at a Senior Center and many more.
The Nov. 14 proclamation states,
“Now therefore, do I, Jimmy Lindon, Mayor of the City of Hazard, proclaim November 14-18, 2015, to be Random Acts of Kindness Week in the City of Hazard, Kentucky and ask citizens of our community to join with me to recognize and perform random acts of kindness.”
Sam Neace can be reached at 606-629-3243 or on Twitter @HazardHerald.