Grow­ing “Con­nec­tions” at DVSS

The Drumheller Mail - - NEWS - Mailphoto by Kyle Smylie

The walls of the DVSS are a lit­tle brighter thanks to this group of stu­dents in the “Con­nec­tions” pro­gram, who have fin­ished work on a large cherry bloss­som tree paint­ing us­ing $1,300 worth of ma­te­ri­als they largely earned through sell­ing cal­en­dars, with $500 of help from ATB. The tree is in­ter­wo­ven with dif­fer­ent virtues the school wishes to em­brace and en­cour­age, and in an ef­fort to high­light the self­worth of stu­dents at DVSS, the teens had in­vited stu­dents to write down one pos­i­tive thing about them­selves to be posted as the pink and red cherry blos­soms. The group also raised funds to bring in a fu­ture pub­lic speaker to present on is­sues of self con­scious­ness and wor­thi­ness. Pictured from left to right are ATB’s Adrian Hartman, Maci Lynch, Ni­cole Wat­son, La­ressa Ngoeun, Michele Wat­son, Mya Rus­sell, Jes­sica Fer­nando, and DVSS Prin­ci­pal Cur­tis LaPierre.

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