Emily Dennis, left, and Cassie McAllister encourage fellow Whitehall High School students to fill out Valentine’s hearts for students in the Newtown, Connecticut school district during their lunch hour Monday. That district’s Sandy Hook Elementary School
This coming Thursday is Valentine’s Day - that special day in which people express their love for each other.
Whitehall High School junior Cassie McAllister wants to use that special day for her and her fellow Whitehall District Schools students to share their love with the students in Newtown, Connecticut - which have experienced the evil of a mass shooting in which a perpetrator killed 26 elementary students and staff members at Sandy Hook Elementary School last Dec. 14 after first shooting and killing his mother, and then later killing himself.
Cassie hopes Whitehall students will send 4,000 heart-shaped Valentine’s cards to the Newtown students.
To share the love, McAllister, with help from her mother, cut out 4,000 hearts from construction paper, and is having students in grade K-12 fill out the hearts with messages and pictures expressing love.
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