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Copperas Cove ISD preparing for 'Start With Hello' week

Posted at 7:42 AM, Sep 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-20 08:42:46-04

COPPERAS COVE, TX -- Copperas Cove ISD is joining thousands of schools across the country next week in making a difference by just saying hello.

The district will be taking part in a national “Start with Hello” week initiative started by the non-profit charity, Sandy Hook Promise. The goal of the event is to raise awareness for suicide prevention and bring attention to the growing epidemic of social isolation by just saying hello.

Alexandra Hollingsworth, a senior at Copperas Cove High School, says she is looking forward to participating.

“You can really make somebody’s day by making them feel like you want to talk to them,” Hollingsworth said.

McKenzie Cobe, a member of the student organization DECA at Copperas Cove High School, says that her experience being a new student at Copperas Cove showed her the importance of feeling included.

“I did feel like socially isolated before, so I know how it feels and I want to help other kids that feel the same way,” Cobe said.

Getting to know you activities, meet and greets, and in-classroom activities are planned across the district next week.

“Start With Hello” week begins Monday, September 23 and runs through September 27.