Growing “Connections” at DVSS
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.