Indian Hill Primary School Kids Who Care is a service group of kindergarten, first and second graders that provides items such as blankets, Thanksgiving placemats, and Love Bags (toiletries) to local organizations including Madisonville Educational Center, Meals on Wheels, and Mad Hatters Closet. But on April 14, these special kids got an extra-special treat from other students in the Indian Hill School District as they explored the question, “What is a Hero?”
Students had already determined that a hero can be anyone – anyone who not only helps others, but who faces and overcomes challenges in her or her own life, every day. Students from Indian Hill Elementary, Middle and High Schools joined the club to share their stories and inspire the younger students.
Each of the students shared a bit about themselves and a challenge they had faced and conquered. Among many individual stories, the main theme that arose, from each and every student, was “Never give up.” First grade teacher Andrea McCoy, one of the club’s advisors, encouraged students to take that message to heart: “Whether it’s in classes, or sports, or music, or whatever you want to do – remember that you may want to give up, but if it means something to you – just keep going.”
Mrs. McCoy was thrilled to see students of all ages come together and share their experiences. “The messages the students shared with our little ones were so powerful,” she says. “It makes us so very proud to be BRAVES!”