By Cori Gibson
Cougar News Blog
Inspired by the Thanksgiving holiday, members of the CCJH Student Council and their teacher, Jason Davis, are doing a variety of student-driven projects to try and help others remember all that they have to be thankful for.
The council is doing a variety of thankful projects and hoping that it will impact everyone who sees them. They will be showing 15-20 minute presentations to a select number of ZAP classes and creating posters to hang up in the mall areas where people can come and write about all that they are thankful for. Also, students will be able to send personal letters to those they want to thank.
Davis said, “I know that nobody’s life is perfect and we all have problems and difficulties, but I think too often that’s what we focus on.”
StuCo has never done anything like this in the past. This project was never assigned to them either. This idea was completely student-generated and they are all waiting to witness the positive outcome.
Student council member, Alyssa Flores, said, “I learned to just take a few minutes of each day to be thankful for everything.”
This project wasn’t something that Davis did just for the fun of it. Members really want everyone who sees them to be impacted in some way, shape, or form. They want others to realize that a lot of people may not be as fortunate, so no one take any of it for granted.
Student council member, Jessica Conrad, said, “I think Mr. Davis wanted us to do this so we can make an impact on the student body, which I know we can. We want everyone to realize that we are very fortunate to have all these nice things.”
Davis is hoping to do this again in the future. If it goes well, they are hoping to be able to make it a yearly project.
Flores said, “I think he has us take part to help us use our time wisely and to make our presentations get kids to take time each day to be thankful.”