Sophomore class shares some sunshine

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Sophomore class shares some sunshine

It might have been a typical overcast Pittsburgh day, but sophomore class officers shared a bit of sunshine today with a handful of lucky students.

It might have been a typical overcast Pittsburgh day, but sophomore class officers shared a bit of sunshine today with a handful of lucky students.

Photo Via Purbalite

It might have been a typical overcast Pittsburgh day, but sophomore class officers shared a bit of sunshine today with a handful of lucky students.

Photo Via Purbalite

Photo Via Purbalite

It might have been a typical overcast Pittsburgh day, but sophomore class officers shared a bit of sunshine today with a handful of lucky students.

Mason Hurley and Tyler Zeman, Staff Writers

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It might have been a typical overcast Pittsburgh day, but sophomore class officers shared a bit of sunshine today with a handful of lucky students.

Sophomore class representatives delivered a “Little Box of Sunshine” — filled with snacks and treats that are yellow or in yellow packaging — to one student in every sophomore English class. Treats included items such as Twinkies, Juicy Fruit gum, and Lays potato chips.

Sophomore class President Lexi Kilburn and her mom, business teacher Michelle Kilburn,  came up with the idea after being inspired by a post on Pinterest.

“The idea was just to promote positivity throughout the school and try to make people happier,” Lexi Kilburn said.

Kilburn also said that the box is meant to help students to get through the end of the first nine weeks and start off the second one strong.

“I felt like nothing really promoted school spirit, so we just wanted to help that,” Kilburn said.

The sophomore class will return with different themed boxes every quarter, with the project called “Sophomore Smiles.” The next event will be in January.

Sophomore Class sponsor Christopher Reilsono supported the new idea.

“We wanted to do more activities to increase positivity in our school, so I was excited when they told me about this idea,” Reilsono said.

Sophomore Grace Hampton, one of the students chosen to receive a Box of Sunshine, is a fan of the idea.

“I think it’s really nice how our class’ goal is to promote positivity for the school,” Hampton said.

Hampton plans to share the box with other classmates so they can share in the experience.