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April 25, 2013

Kindness proves contagious at Fitzgerald Middle School



Principal William Schumacher said he likes the project’s proactive spirit.

“They’ve been pretty excited about it,” he said.

Proactive, in fact, is exactly what the project is about.

Komaridis said they didn’t want to have an anti-bullying agenda. They didn’t want to a project that admonishment. Instead, they wanted something uplifting, something that modeled the kind of behavior that is valued.

Students say the kindness project has been a good one.

“This has been, by far, the most fun thing we’ve done this year,” Frutiger said.

Added Mettler, “Even the teachers got involved.”

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