STUCO boosts spirits with positive Post-its program


photo or infographic by Stone Chapman

SLAY ALL DAY. Soaking in the glory of Post-its, freshman Jenna Nelson and Janie Starr enjoy optimistic sticky notes.

Keep calm and smile on. Start your day with kindness and gratitude. You’re doing great. Wildkats walking into school on Friday got these positive reminders in the form of Post-it notes when STUCO sponsored a myriad of kind phrases.

When the Kats Joined for Hope sponsor Andrea Eislinger left last year, the push for mental health awareness went out the door with her. Positive Post-its is a way to remember that emotional well-being still matters.

SMALL GESTURES. BIG REWARDS. junior Addison Lyons, a members of the DASH committee in the Student Council places post-it notes on a collage across from the cafeteria on the second floor. The group hopes to spread kindness and mental health awareness. (photo or infographic by Emily Meachen)

“I think Positive Post-its is a fun way to keep Mrs. Eislinger alive on campus even though she went somewhere else,” STUCO sponsor Amber Brumlow said. “This was something that she was always passionate about, and I really want all her hard work to continue.”

Wildkats have been lacking positive energy, which is understandable when one takes into account years past. 

“After the events that took place in 2020-that most have yet to recover from-kids the

need for positive energy in their lives because things have been a bit dark,” junior Hannah Hutchins said. “Positivity posted around the school could really inspire students to look on the happier side of things.”

Being shown that people care about one another can boost a dreary mood. 

“Whenever students see optimistic words early in the morning, they start their day in a motivating way,” freshman Victoria Medina said. “I feel like making it known that kindness can be as easy as jotting something down on a sticky note makes pushing positivity an obtainable goal.”

The goal of positive Post-its is to show that Wildkats care for one another, even if they do not say it out loud. 

“It is so important that everyone knows that they are appreciated,” senior Julia Humphries said. “ Seeing other people happier in a world with so much hatred is meaningful. The little compliments may not be big gestures, but they have a huge impact.”