Positive new STUCO initiative starts chain reaction

STUCO members Vy Ha, Kamri Johnson, Damaris Lopez, Ashley Medice and Marsheona Welch placed insipiring post-it notes around the mirror in the girls bathroom.

Stephanie Emerson

STUCO members Vy Ha, Kamri Johnson, Damaris Lopez, Ashley Medice and Marsheona Welch placed insipiring post-it notes around the mirror in the girls’ bathroom.

Callie Struby, Reporter

The life of a high school student can be stressful, emotional, dramatic and chaotic, which means it can be a breeding ground for negativity, and HCP students are by no means an exception. That’s why five HCP STUCO members started posting notes of positivity all around the school, to encourage others to see the positive rather than the negative.

For the past few weeks STUCO members Vy Ha, Kamri Johnson, Damaris Lopez, Ashley Medice and Marsheona Welch have been placing notes of encouragement all over the school. The notes which say things like you’re beautiful,” “be a leader, not a follower,” and, “the mirror doesn’t define you,” have been posted in the girls’ bathrooms, on the back of chairs, on random agendas and the backs of random students.

The idea started with Ha and Medice, and was then taken to Principal Justin Hunt for approval. The idea was to build up the school one person at a time. “We don’t want girls to look in the mirror and see all the negatives,” Lopez said.

Little did they know that the idea would start a chain reaction. Since the posting of the first notes by STUCO members, notes have become more frequent and notes from people outside of STUCO have started appearing. As far as STUCO is concerned they encourage more note posting as long as it remains positive only. “I’m glad it does influence others to be positive,” Ha said.

And it seems as though STUCO has no plans on stopping anytime soon. In fact they plan to branch out into placing them in the boys bathroom, as well. “Girls aren’t the only ones who need encouragement,” Lopez said.

So the next time you’re feeling down remember that encouragement can come from anyone, anywhere, and if you’re so inclined feel free to spread the positivity.