Students, Teachers at Arlington's Barnett Junior High Recognized for Kindness
By Susan Schrock, Office of Communication
Posted on October 07, 2019, October 07, 2019

 Kindness Pep Rally at Barnett Junior High on Oct. 4, 2019.

To recognize youth who are spreading kindness throughout The American Dream City, Arlington's Community Relations Commission has partnered with local businesses and launched a program that rewards students for their kind hearts.

During a pep rally on Friday, Oct. 4 at Barnett Junior High in Arlington, the Commission surprised 7th graders Moses Adeyeye and Winnie Omari and 8th graders Daniel Shelton and Jade Matos with a pair of premium Rangers tickets each.

Teachers Will Rubin and Stephanie Collazo were also recognized during the pep rally for finding ways to set good examples academically and socially for their students.

In attendance at the event where Commission members Gloria Peña, Timi Hazle, Dr. Von Peaks and Esther Scott; District 3 City Council representative Marvin Sutton and wife, Raquel; AISD Board of Trustees President Kecia Mays and son, Robby; and Kindness Ambassadors, Ray Casas with the Texas Rangers and Elizabeth Kobty with Prince Lebanese Grill. These local businesses, including the Parks Mall and Chick Fil-a, contribute gift cards and certificates to help the Commission reward students and teachers for their kind deeds.

Click here to see more photos from the pep rally.

The Community Relations Commission has been working to promote acts of kindness among our residents, visitors and business community since Mayor Jeff Williams announced the Kindness Initiative in 2017. People are encouraged to report acts of kindness that they perform, witness or were the recipient of through the City's Ask Arlington mobile app, on the Acts of Kindness website, or by posting on social media using #ArlingtonKindness and @CityofArlington.

Click here to read more about Acts of Kindness occurring throughout The American Dream City.

The Community Relations Commission is seeking local businesses to provide rewards that can be used to recognize youth for their acts of kindness. Those who are interested in becoming a sponsor can email the commission at

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