Recently, Blackhawk hosted a simulcast, or live video broadcast, assembly with speaker, Nick Vujicic. 5th through 8th grade students gathered together for the presentation. The assembly covered the topics of identity.
Nick talked about the importance of identity. He talked about the idea of fitting in and being yourself. A true friend will love you for you and will not try and pressure you to change yourself to fit in. You are worth more than diamonds.
During the broadcast, Nick also spoke about many of the problems children and young teens face on a daily basis. For those of you who don’t know, Nick was born in Australia without arms or legs. As Nick grew up, he was repeatedly teased and bullied. Nick talked about how bullying and teasing can drive people over the edge. Many young people have even committed suicide because of bullying. Nick said that you don’t know what another person is going through, and if you say nice things instead of insults, it could change their life.
I encourage all students to undertake this goal: say three nice things to different people every day. It could make a world of a difference for someone around you.
Submitted in collaboration by Eliza Stratton and David Meuter