Students participate in Touch a Heart Campaign

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Palmerton Area Junior High School students create valentines for the Touch a Heart campaign.

An event called Bomber Pride Day is held each month at the Palmerton Area Junior High School. On this monthly reward day, students participate in a variety of fun activities including sports, video games, crafts, movies, etc.

This month Mrs. Brianna Carroll (math teacher) was looking for a fun craft for her students to do for her Bomber Pride Day activity. While watching TV one night, Mrs. Carroll saw a news story for the Touch a Heart campaign, which was being sponsored by the local cable company. The campaign asked community members to create handmade valentines that would be collected and distributed at various agencies and personal care homes throughout the area. This sparked an idea for Mrs. Carroll. She decided to incorporate the Touch a Heart campaign into her Bomber Pride Day activity. During January’s reward day event, students signed up to make homemade cards as a way to give back to the community and show love to those who may not have someone special in their life.

“I think it’s important for our teenagers to realize that even small acts of kindness that they think are insignificant can positively impact the lives of those around them. The cards that they created were thoughtful and gorgeous,” said Mrs. Carroll.

Due to the success of this event, Mrs. Carroll looks forward to having her students participate in the Touch a Heart campaign in future years.