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PLSHS National Honor Students give kindness notes to elementary school kids

Students show off kindness slips

The National Honor Society students from Papillion La Vista South High School passed out candy and kindness notes to the kids at the elementary schools that feed into their high school.

 “We are giving out kindness suckers to help spread kindness,” said PLSHS Senior Olivia Moyle. “This is our service project, we usually do one per quarter, one per year.”

NHS students pose with kindness notes

Some of the student's faces broke out into smiles as they were handed the candy and walked away reading the messages attached to the candy that said things like, “The things that make me different are the things that make me ME!” and “There are so many beautiful reasons to be happy.”

PLSHS Junior Monique Gaspard thinks the project is a wonderful and simple way to make someone’s day.

“I think it is great, it makes me so happy when all of the little kids look at me and smile when I give them a piece of candy.”

Prairie Queen Elementary School Principal Pam Lowndes loved that the high school students took the time to visit her school.

“They were very generous, they had them all ready to go with their kindness slips,” she said.

“The kids faces just lit up when they received one. It’s a great way to start our day and we really appreciate them taking the time.”

The high school students said they hope they made at least one elementary school student’s day a little bit brighter.

Papillion La Vista Community Schools has joined other schools across the metro area in the #BeKind initiative this school year.  The district theme for 2018-2019 is “In a world where you can be known for anything, be known for kindness.”