School does random acts of kindness for Sandy Hook Elementary victims

RICHMOND, Ky. (WKYT) - Friday, students at a Central Kentucky school will honor the victims of the Connecticut school shooting by helping others.

Clark Moores Middle School in Richmond will be holding a day of service to wrap up a whole week of learning how to give back.

"When you leave these school doors every day, there's people out there that need your help. And not just Madison County as you say, or Richmond, Lexington. Let's move out and help in the country," explains teacher Melissa O'Bryan.

Close to 500 middle school students and staff at Clark Moores have spent a week doing deeds in memory of victims they didn't know and never met. Throughout the week they participated in 26 random acts of kindness, as a way to honor the 26 victims from Sandy Hook.

"With these things, the events and tragedies that happen all across the country, if we can teach our kids the good in every day and the good in people, that there are good people."

O'Bryan says the week of kindness has made a big impact locally too. More than a dozen Central Kentucky organizations will visit the school Friday to sign up student volunteers, to show them just how far good deeds can go.

"We hope that we're starting something. We're starting a trend across the county, state, country."

Students are putting their favorite of the 26 random acts of kindness on a board in the hall for other students and teachers to see.

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