Learn To Make A Difference

By Lorne Fultonberg

Learn To Make A Difference

October 27, 2012 Updated Oct 27, 2012 at 5:40 PM EDT

Vestal (WBNG Binghamton) They're not much older than kids themselves, but students at Vestal High School are teaching those younger than them to make an impact on someone.

The Vestal Peace club celebrated its 16th Annual Make a Difference Day by showing elementary school students how to spread a message of caring throughout the community.

"I'm hoping mostly to show children that no matter how small they are, they can make a difference with smiles or shaking someones hand, helping someone in the hallway, just little things," said Jennifer Allmy, president of the Peace Club.

Students played games and performed skits for the younger kids, all in the spirit of promoting politeness and appropriate language.

They also wrote letters and made thank you cards for firefighters, soldiers, crossing guards, and anyone else who makes a difference in their daily lives.

"I hope it just shows we appreciate everything they do whether it's putting out a fire or fighting for their country, I just hope that they know that we appreciate them here," Allmy said. "Maybe they'll tear up or something, but I just hope they know that."

Club members colored and played games with the younger kids, and passed on their stories about how they have made a difference.

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