School participating in town’s centennial campaign
KENSINGTON – Grade 11 students James Murphy and Patrick MacMurdo didn’t have think hard before coming up with a recent example of something nice someone has done for them.
James Murphy and Patrick MacMurdo, Grade 11 KISH students, put a ballot into one of the school’s Pay It Forward collection bags. Colin MacLean/Journal Pioneer
Someone gave Murphy a drive home for lunch on Monday and someone else bought lunch for MacMurdo late last week.
Now, thanks to a little competition KISH is putting on in partnership with Kensington’s centennial celebration committee, the students have an outlet to report their good tidings.
KISH has hopped on the community’s Pay It Forward campaign bandwagon. Whichever class has the most submissions by the end of the week will win a prize.
“I think it’s a terrific idea. Shows the respect people can have for each other,” said MacMurdo.
The campaign centres on getting 2014 Pay It Forward submissions by the town’s 100th birthday in 2014.
Pay It Forward is a worldwide campaign designed to get people to do nice things for each other. The idea is to recognize when something good has been done for an individual and then that person would do something nice for someone else.
The town launched its campaign earlier this year and it’s been going really well, said Lynn Anne Hogan, chairwoman of the Pay It Forward committee.
She would like to remind people in the community to keep the campaign in mind when something good happens to them.
“We know communities all across the province are very generous and very helpful, but we just want to encourage – and we just want to let people know about it,” said Hogan.
“We’re really hoping that by doing our Pay It Forward now it’s really going to lead to something. When you’re going into the grocery store, maybe hold the door open for someone,” she added.
Anyone who would like to submit a Pay It Forward story can stop by the town office or they can email it to email@example.com.
The following is a link to a list of Pay it Forward submissions the town has received to date: http://kensington.ca/2014-celebrations/pay-it-forward/