The Kennett High School Humanitarian Club helped students celebrate the United Nations International Day of Happiness on Friday, March 20, by decorating each and every student’s locker with a message to inspire happy thoughts.
Club advisor Lisa Teixeira and Humanitarian Club co-presidents Kavya Shetty and Marisa Maxwell were “happy” with the actions of the Humanitarians whose focus is on the well-being of the students and staff at the high school as well as with well-being in the larger Kennett and world communities. “Decorating 1300 lockers is no easy feat, but it made the club members happy to know that the students would find a smile and some inspiration on Friday, a snowy first day of Spring.”
Kennett High School was invited to participate by Kennett High School parent Sandra Borror, mother of Alison Jury, along with the YMCA in the day’s events.
Some of the quotes that inspired the students included “There is only one happiness in this life, to love and be loved,” by George Sand and “You’re happiest while you are making the greatest contribution,” by Robert F. Kennedy
The focus for this year’s celebration was “Connections.” In an increasingly technologically driven society, despite instant connectivity, social connections are dwindling. More often people engage through an electronic interface and lose the personal connection and face to face, voice to voice connection.
To help students think and talk with one another about the true meaning of happiness, the Humanitarians posted quotes from a variety of people.