A Hashtag that is Hoped to be a Movement

#LHSKindness has taken off for the year of ‘18 with so much more to come


Elizabeth Hamby

Kindness challenges are revealed on this calendar outside the nurse’s office every day.

Elizabeth Hamby, Reporter

High school has taken on a different outlook this year a tribute to the important aspect of just being kind. Everyone has obstacles and challenges that they have to jump over, and people need to be aware of that.  The act of being kind does not discriminate, you can be kind to anyone and everyone.

A new school initiative was established this year called #LHSKindness. This is a hashtag that students and staff can use to showcase their good deeds.

Each day on the huge calendar by the nurse’s office, there is a kindness challenge that is revealed for the day. The calendar includes what is going on with sports activities that day but it also contains an envelope in each day’s corner. Every day one is opened to reveal a kindness challenge.

Some included “send a funny meme to someone you love” or “send a nice text to your friend” or  “invite someone new to your lunch table.”

Assistant principal Dr. Kiely created the movement, although she doesn’t want to force it on the students.

“Just understand that everybody has something going on whether it’s huge or just something small for the week so acknowledge that and treat them with up-right kindness,” Kiely said.

But we need some help from the students of Liberty. We also need some parent and student involvement and ideas.

“I think if there is anything else you can do, you can be kind,” biology teacher Mrs. Rosner said. “Just show kindness by being understanding of others’ situations and not being snotty.  Smile at a kid you don’t know in the hall – say hello. That is what makes Liberty a unique place, and a place you can be proud of to be from.”

Freshman Annika Pastrana has an interesting perspective on the movement.

“Kindness is important because we are all pushed to be ourselves, but we can’t do that without others kindness to help us know that who we are is okay,” Pastrana said.