“Start With Hello” Week Makes A Difference For East Lincoln High School Students

East Lincoln High participated in “Start with Hello” week, which is in memory of the Sandy Hook tragedy. The goal of this week is to try to prevent social isolation, in hopes of improving mental health and reducing the likelihood of violence.

Every day there were activities such as greeting students in car line, signing a pledge to say hello to one new person a day, wearing green, writing poetry, recognizing students who demonstrated kindness, sending postcards home to parents complimenting their child.

Ms. Ann Matthews, the School Counselor noted said, “I know I helped make a difference when a student who did the car line asked me if she can volunteer her time once a week to greet students.”

If you are interested in the participating in “Start With Hello” week check out the materials that East Lincoln High shared with Character Matters NC.