Eighth graders Michael Johnson III and Mya Mitchell at the kickoff assembly.

Otsego Middle School launches Random Acts of Kindness Week

Kicking off summer on a high note of positive thoughts and actions, Otsego Middle School students are launching a Random Acts of Kindness Week with a competitive twist. 

From May 19-23, students were encouraged to perform random acts of kindness and tell their stories. The top three will be featured in an end-of-the-year video. 
 
The idea was inspired by the Kid President (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xzyMuXqMFVA). Middle School students start the day in what is called STRIVE (Students and Teachers Relating In a Variety of Experiences) where they work together on different projects or initiatives throughout the year. This year, teacher Tera Secord’s STRIVE has been watching videos from the Kid President, “This boy inspires us to want to make the world more awesome,” Secord says.
 
Through his various YouTube videos, he asks “What will you create, what will you do to make every day better for each other?” and says, “We are made to be awesome.”
 
Secord’s class wanted to apply this with a simple goal to make Otsego Middle School a more awesome place. 
 
“These days it is so easy to focus on negative behaviors, we want to drive a positive force instead!” she said.
 
They are hoping the kindness is contagious and many students will submit their stories of Random Acts of Kindness. RAK Week was May 19-23 and students Students have until May 27 to submit their stories to be considered for the contest and video. Along with the video being shown to the school during the last day of school assembly, they also want to send it to Kid President.
 

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