The club from Arizona that’s melting our hearts, and soon to melt yours.
Under the direction of Advisor Megan Hartfield, President Bella Tapelt and Co-President Natalia Lopez led their club to create positive messages on rocks, to lift the spirit on campus at time when they needed it most. We’re so proud of them! Natalia, who does social media and PR for Queen Creek HS FIDM Fashion Club, tells us the story.
This project was so important for our members, as well as our school, because we wanted to bring happiness to our peers again. In the past year, our school has had a very unfortunate high suicide rate, resulting in the loss of one graduate and two members of the senior class. It’s been a rough year for our school and we wanted people to know they are loved.
In light of all this devastation, we knew that love and care would bring us together again. Which is why our Fashion Club considered this act of kindness, to bring peace on campus and help the grieving process of others as well as being there for people overall.
FIDM Fashion Club President Bella Tapelt (top left) led the kindness rock project at her school. Fashion Club members work on their creations.
Our president Bella Tapelt really was the root of this. It was her amazing idea and she took the initiative to be a leader and guide us in the right direction. We couldn’t have done this without her. All our members and peers feel included in her presence.
Bella was brainstorming and thought about how she and our club could make a difference on our campus. Bella said, “I was driving one day and thinking about I can make Fashion Club a positive place to be, and bring encouragement to others. Then I was thinking of workshops we could do and thought of kindness rocks, so I decided to bring it up to the other officers and when they all agreed, we pursued it.”
Ten students participated, including officers who showed up to the meetings after school. About 35 rocks with positive messages were made by the officers throughout the week and placed around campus.
The rocks brought little bursts of happiness to our school. We even encouraged people to take them if they wanted. Although some may think they were ‘just rocks,’ they were more than that—they were a way to bring awareness to the club and lift people’s spirits in light of recent events at our school.
We believe our project accomplished its goal of spreading happiness, and look forward to continue making changes at our school through the creativity of our members and club.
Follow Queen Creek High School FIDM Fashion Club on Instagram @qchsfashionclub.