Long Beach High School Academic Awards Night was a huge success.
Rebuild the Beach, asked our candidates to write an essay about what they feel needs attention in our community. The selected essays, initially were not my first choice but after rereading them along with 20 + other essays, we selected 2 for our annual scholarship. Both essays were personal, honest and caring.
One student wrote about the need to help our veterans. She was opening up about her grandfather and expressing how necessary it is that our community, society & world needs to assist what's in front of us. We all know it's easier to look away but it's time that we cease looking away and starting looking and helping.
The other selected essay was about the highs and lows of social media. As we all know, there can be a tremendous amount of abuse in the Facebook, Instagram & Snapchat arena. I was impressed at how candid this student was and how ahead of her years she is with wanting to express the importance of using the arenas for positive things, building people up, not bringing them down.
What I've learned from both students and their essays is we all need to be kinder and more helpful. Reach out, get involved, help others that are less fortunate. Think about what you are doing and the ramifications.
Sending peace and light for a beautiful June!!!