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High School creates random acts of kindness week
Rating: 2.9 / 5 (20 votes)  
Posted: 2013 Apr 26 - 07:30

John Carroll High School wanted to participate in the random acts of kindness movement and decided to make March 11-16 its own Random Acts of Kindness Week.

The week was hosted by Students Against Destructive Decisions, which made coupons for students who were "caught" in the act of performing a random act of kindness. The coupon was then given to SADD's Sponsor, Cyndee Shevak, who then presented the student with treat.

The Multicultural Club also hosted breakfasts free of charge for the students every day that week, as many students rush to school without eating. The Anchor Club distributed free pens and pencils for students with a note attached that read, "This is for you to write the right thing."

Student Government Association members arrived to school early to wash car windows and surprise their classmates! On Friday the SADD Club also handed out Smartie candies that said, "Make Smart Decisions."

John Carroll High School also celebrated Pi Day on March 14. The day included a pie sale, jeans day for students who brought three cans of food to be donated to the Treasure Coast Food Bank, Pi activities in the classes, and much more.

The day was sponsored by Mu Alpha Theta Club, which is JCHS's math honor society. The theme of the day revolved around the symbol Pi, which equates the numeral approximate to 3.14; hence the day was celebrated on March 14th. Playing up pie sharing the same pronunciation, the Mu Alpha Theta Club wisely chose to sell pie slices for $P?0 (Pi to the zero), which we all know equates to $1 each.

More than 314 cans were donated to the Treasure Coast Food, surpassing the goal to reach the numeral of Pi. In math classes, students participated in puzzles, trivia, and other activities provided by Mu Alpha Theta. Students received pencils with Pi symbols on them. School-wide participation for the day included memorizing Pi and reciting Pi digits at lunch time.

Congratulations to Logan Jones who recited 115 digits of the numeral value of Pi from memory.

John Carroll High School is located at 3402 Delaware Ave., in Fort Pierce and serves students, both Catholic and non-Catholic, from Palm Beach, St. Lucie, Indian River, Martin, and Okeechobee counties.

For more information, please visit www.JohnCarrollHigh.com, visit the school on Facebook, or call (772) 464-5200.

Jennifer Trefelner is accredited in public relations.

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