“Remember 9/11 by spreading hope and performing an act of kindess.” This is the message that Mrs. Kara Bechtel’s seventh grade advisory group wanted to convey to mark the fourteenth anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks.
The students (Collin Ishimaru, Dixie Kindervater, Jeremy Rosipko, Skyler Summerville and Trinity Ives) made plans earlier in the week after discussing how to focus on a positive remembrance of those who died on Sept. 11.
During their morning advisory period, they taped a lollipop and the quote above to each seventh grade locker. They also wrote and delivered letters to someone they care about. “Instead of making it a day of sadness, we wanted to make it a day of hope,” said Ishimaru.
Mrs. Bechtel, who teaches geography, said, “My students will never understand because they didn’t live through it, but I think the people who lost their lives would appreciate this positive legacy.”