Snapping selfless selfies at Englewood’s high school

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Snapping selfless selfies at Englewood’s high school
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Melody Magly, Dylan Majsiak, Janice Wang and Anna Levinson of the Dwight Morrow High School and Academies@Englewood chapter of the American Red Cross have started a social media campaign called #KindOfCaught. Students are ‘caught’ performing acts of kindness for others and receive a button to take a selfie with to post to Instagram. The campaign has already made it to schools in Massachusetts and California.

ENGLEWOOD – Caught taking a selfie at school? At Dwight Morrow High School, it might be because someone was found doing something selfless for their peers.

Students in the Dwight Morrow High School and the Academies@Englewood Chapter of the American Red Cross have started a new campaign, called “#KindofCaught,” to spread kindness around the campus.

Students who are “caught” doing a random good deed for another student during the campaign receive a #KindofCaught button. The student who did the good deed then takes a selfie with the button to upload it to social media sites, such as Instragram, with a description of what they did.

“I think the biggest thing that we’ve learned from this is that we’re taking advantage of the selfie generation and were doing something positive with it,” said Dylan Majsiak, an Academies junior…………… continues on NorthJersey.com

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Rutherford High School student fights to save Latin
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When Rutherford High School junior Liam Otero was told the school’s Latin program would be “oblittero,” or rather, cancelled, Otero decided to do as the Romans do – put up a fight.

Photo courtesy/ Liam Otera

Rutherford High School junior Liam Otero has begun a campaign to save Latin after his guidance counselor told him Rutherford would not be offering Latin anymore.

President of the school’s Latin Club, the RHS junior started an online petition at change.org titled Save Rutherford H.S. Latin 2015 and a Facebook page to promote his cause.

As of Tuesday, his petition had 468 signatures and counting.

“I was surprised when I first found out about it at my junior [guidance] conference about two weeks ago,” he said about a meeting with his guidance counselor to discuss next year’s course selections. “There was no notice beforehand that the Latin program was going to end.”

The situation gave him and his fellow returning students no opportunity to object before having to register for the next school year.

“I immediately began working on the campaign to keep Latin as part of the curriculum,” Otero said, adding he’s optimistic that the program will not be eliminated. “I believe in equal opportunity in education for every student, and I believe in keeping the…………… continues on NorthJersey.com

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