Crawfordsville students place positive messages in unique places

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CRAWFORDSVILLE, Ind. – A Crawfordville High School student has started a new movement in the Hoosier State aimed at promoting positivity and hope. It’s called the Positivity Project.

Junior Sydney Spencer says she was tired of feeling like she was all alone and wanted to do something about it.

“You come to school and if you’re not wearing the right clothes, you’re bullied for it. If you’re not in the same group, you’re bullied for it,” she said.

The one place Sydney says she often found herself, alone in her thoughts, was the school bathroom.

“I know personally I just go into the bathroom if I need a break, and I just need to calm down,” she explained.

She’s not alone. Since launching the project, others like Emma Balaz have joined on.

“There are a lot of things around you that a negative. There are people, social media, just so many things that are coming are you, in different directions that are negative,” Balaz said.

So far, only a handful of decals and positive messages have been put up at Crawfordsville High School.

The plan is to expand the Positivity Project to other schools, targeting younger kids in area middle schools and elementary schools.

Syndey also was just awarded the “Shining Star Award” from the Indiana Middle Level Education Association for her work.

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