Good deeds


A simple act of kindness can cause a chain reaction; it’s the little things in life. Taking time out of the day to help others. It can be as simple as holding the door open for someone or saying thank you for someone’s service. You can make a difference.

Students make daily contributions to their communities as well as school. Whether it’s for community service hours or just from the kindness of their hearts, people are always helping. Sophomore Joann Armstrong is very involved in community service, last year she had 126 hours of volunteer work.

“I do community service because I like helping people out,” Armstrong said. “Also, it makes me feel like I’m giving back to my community.”

There are many ways to get involved with community service at Southwest. Some ways include joining clubs such as Kay club, or S.M.I.L.E club. These clubs give students opportunities to participate in volunteer work. One of the most popular community service events is Relay for Life. BV, BVW and BVSW pair up for the event and together last year over $127,000 was made and donated to the American Cancer Society.

“Community service is important not only to give back to your community and the people in it, but to make a difference in their lives,” senior Nick Edwards said. “I try to be as nice and kind to as many people as I can everyday because the littlest things can really impact someone.”

Every person should claim one good deed per day. If everyone participates in this, it can cause our community to become a better, more friendly place to be.

“My everyday deed is opening the door for people,” junior Alisha Nguyen said. “Especially at school it can be hard to open doors with binders and books, so taking an extra ten seconds to hold the door open for the kid behind me really helps them out.”