Posted on November 14th, 2017 in Featured, News

Perry Township Schools Board of Education was proud to honor Lydia Andrews at the November meeting. Lydia is one of eight students to win a nationwide contest and have her t-shirt design sold in clothing retail chain Gap Kids.

Lydia, a fifth grade student at Rosa Parks Elementary, entered a contest called “Certified Kind,” sponsored by GapKids and Lionsgate. The challenge encouraged students across the country to design a t-shirt that illustrates what kindness looks like. Lydia’s shirt shows stick figures holding hands around a globe with the words “Kindness is everything; it’s a chain reaction.” Her design is among eight chosen to be printed and sold in select Gap Kids stores and Gap.com. Profits will benefit myFace and Children’s Craniofacial Association, two non-profit organizations dedicated to supporting children with craniofacial differences.

“It’s pretty neat to have my t-shirt sold at Gap Kids,” said Lydia. “It’s even more important to teach kids at my school and around the country to be kind to each other.”

The “Certified Kind” campaign was inspired by the film Wonder which debuts in theatres Friday, November 17. Lydia’s class, under the instruction of teacher Shaun Pennington, read the book of the same name, which tells the story of Auggie Pullman – a boy born with facial differences that hindered him from attending mainstream school. As a reward for winning the t-shirt design challenge, Lydia’s class was treated to a special screening of the movie.

To view Lydia’s t-shirt design, click here.

To learn more about the “Certified Kind,” challenge click here.

To view the Wonder movie trailer, featuring Julia Roberts and Owen Wilson, click here.