Occasionally, you come across a story that restores your faith in humanity…this is one of them:
From WMUR (video also available):
The graduating class at Profile Junior-Senior High School in Bethlehem made a heartfelt decision to give the money raised for their senior class trip to the school’s principal, who was recently diagnosed with cancer…The gift comes less than a week after Vashaw told them she had been diagnosed with a rare, aggressive form of cancer. After four years of hard work, the senior class gave her nearly $8,000 for medical care…“It is very hard for me to accept help, and I have no idea what to say to you,” said Vashaw. “She’s just very caring, very selfless, and we wanted to be selfless, too,” said Baker.
Use this story as an opportunity to ask your students to reflect on what makes a meaningful gift and why this one stands out in their minds. You might also ask them what has been the most meaningful gift that they have received and given to someone else.