Jessamine schools superintendent Lu Young had planned to deliver a “safe, traditional” Thanksgiving speech when she visited the county’s high schools this week. But as the time drew nearer, she decided she needed to urge action instead of just feelings.
“Over the weekend, I kept thinking, there are so many wonderful things that teenagers can get involved in in terms of character development and service, so I just challenged them to do something,” Young said Tuesday.
Young visited East Jessamine High on Monday and West Jessamine High on Tuesday to congratulate the students on the annual FFA food drive. She brought 1,000 “thankfulness revolution” postcards with her to each school.
“I want to throw out a challenge to you today, a bold and perhaps risky challenge for some of you — let’s start a thankfulness revolution,” Young told the students. “What might that look like? First, it starts simply by saying thank you or writing a thank-you note.”