Come graduation, there’s not much seniors leave behind, but this year was different for the seniors at Ridley High School, writes George Solis for 6abc.
In the school halls four students ended on a positive Post-It.
Bryn Pote and three of her friends blanketed the school’s roughly 2,500 lockers with sticky notes to spread messages of love, acceptance, and value.
“It took us about three hours to put them all up,” Pote said.
On each note, a different hand-written message like, “You are loved,” “Love yourself” and “Life is tough, but so are you.”
“Be kind’ was on a lot of them,” Pote added.
Byrn’s friends, Morgan Peden, Alex Wagner, and Harry Shoop divided the work one day after dismissal, with permission from administrators.
Pote wanted to leave messages so no student would ever feel alone or invisible as she once did after a house fire back in sixth grade.
“I wanted to show people that you can do something simple and make a big change,” Pote said.
While most of the Post-its are gone, some have made it into yearbooks, others inside the lockers themselves for future classes to come.
Read more about this graduation gesture here.