FEATURE: All You Need Is Luv

New club hopes to spread cheer in the new year
Juniors Vivi Riffel, Dru White and club sponsor Kelly Barah pose with cards made by Sending Luv Club.
Juniors Vivi Riffel, Dru White and club sponsor Kelly Barah pose with cards made by Sending Luv Club.
Contributed by Sending Luv Club

According to the Children’s Health Council, a recent survey found that 75% of high school students reported negative feelings about their school. A new club is trying to help students who may be experiencing similar feelings.

The Sending Luv Club, sponsored by science teacher Kelly Barah and led by President Dru White, hopes to fight back against negativity by planning random acts of kindness across the school campus.

“You never know if someone could be having a bad day, so a simple card could be enough to brighten someone’s day,”

— Sending Luv Club member Merrit Hale said.

According to sophomore and Sending Luv Club member Landry Koester, the club made personalized cards bearing positive messages to be given to students and teachers during final exams in December— an especially stressful time of year for both faculty and students.

“I thought it was a cool idea,” Koester said. “And it’s just simple — making cards is just a simple way that you can spread positivity.”

Because of inclement weather after a long winter break, Sending Luv Club had to postpone its official start for the semester. An initial organizational meeting was scheduled for a recent snow day, and the group’s next steps remain to be decided. One of the club’s more ambitious ideas is spreading kindness to communities outside of the school.

“We’re still in the starting phases of the club,” White said. “The eventual goal is to do either elementary schools or maybe doing children’s hospitals and sending letters to them.”

White also said the club is interested in collaborating with the woodshop to create boxes that can have small letters with positive or reassuring messages.

“Everyone is collaborating on what we want to do next,” Koester said.

The club meets every Wednesday morning from 7:30-7:50 a.m. Students who are interested in getting involved can either email Dru White at [email protected], or click the QR code on the Sending Luv Club Instagram (@sendingluvclub).

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