Loveland graduate returns to LHS to offer message of love
Posted Tuesday, April 3, 2018
It was a presentation for Tigers by a Tiger.
Tuesday, March 20, Loveland High School (LHS) freshmen heard a message of love from LHS Class of 1998 Graduate Nick Jackson. The #IAmSPEAKLOVE message has been presented to almost one million students internationally, and helps students focus on respect and positive student-teacher communication, mental health issues and awareness, and suicide, self-harm and bullying prevention.
“This was a unique opportunity for our high school freshmen to hear from one of our own,” said LHS Counselor Jamie Gordon. “Mr. Jackson presents a powerful message with breakout sessions we knew would be a perfect fit for our district My Voice, My Choice campaign. We are so excited he was able to return back home to join us!”
“Coming back to Loveland and speaking in the main auditorium was an absolute honor,” said Jackson. “My parents and the parents of my friends worked extremely hard for our families to afford the opportunities that Loveland has to offer. The belief that ‘Love Wins’ was birthed within the walls of Loveland High School, and during the presentation as a community we cried together, we laughed together and we – in unison – took one more step towards mental health and wholeness.”
The Loveland My Voice, My Choice campaign is designed to create a culture of kindness for students at all grade levels. Each year, each building in the district works to spread the My Voice, My Choice message in a variety of ways, including student recognition.
Photo caption: LHS Graduate and Professional Speaker Nick Jackson presented #IAmSPEAKLOVE to LHS freshmen Tuesday, March 20, 2018.