The things that are most important to me are friends, family, and lots of laughter. The Daniel Boone Middle School wanted to showcase what was important to each of its students. I thought this was a great idea.
Eighth-grade world cultures teacher Mr. James Angle started this project which is known as the “Daylight Project,” conceived by the band Maroon 5. He worked with the Build a Better Boone Committee (B3), a group of eighth graders that work to reduce bullying and help with activities around our middle school.
“We want students to share what matters to them,” Angle said.
Students in each grade (sixth through eighth) and some teachers made a “Daylight Project” of their own. Some had what they were thankful for, others what they were passionate about, and many, many pictures of family and friends of the students inside our school’s walls. If you walk past the wall outside the library of Daniel Boone Middle School you’ll see hundreds of students “Daylight” projects.
The “DBMS Daylight Project” was announced in March. Some teachers gave it as an assignment, others offered it as bonus points.
On my “Daylight Project” I wrote: I aspire to be like my mom. I took pictures that I had with my mom and pasted them into a collage on my project. When I pass my project on the wall, it reminds me to do my best and try my hardest, so I can make my mom proud.
“It’s about the community coming together,” said Julz Vargo, an eighth-grade student at DBMS. I love walking past the hall that holds our school’s “Daylight” projects. When I see people say they are thankful for their family and friends, I immediately think of my own friends and family. The wall gives me new things to think and gives me a glimpse into other people’s hearts and minds. I especially love seeing the wall because it reminds me of all the good things in my life, as it does to people who see the motivational wall in Daniel Boone Middle School.
As you walk past the wall, just take a moment to think about how you would answer some of the questions the students and teachers that attend the Daniel Boone Middle School did.
Faith Hughes is an eighth grader at Daniel Boone Middle School.