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National Good Samaritan Day

Erin Walter, Staff Writer

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A good deed is an act of kindness, big or small, that benefits another person.  As you walk through the halls of Grand Blanc High School, you can witness many students performing good deeds.  

“I think it’s important for students to perform good deeds because they are showing that they care about others, and they to help brighten their days,” sophomore Michaela Barry said.

All of those students, along with everyone else who performs good deeds, are the reason for National Good Samaritan Day.  National Good Samaritan Day is celebrated on March 13 in honor of Catherine Genovese, who was stabbed to death while bystanders stood by and did nothing to help her.  Genovese needed the help of a Good Samaritan, and now the day of her death can be celebrated as a day to help others in need.

Many people believe that this holiday is a good idea.  

“I think that having a holiday like this is a great way of showing appreciation for people who volunteer,” sophomore Braedon Shick said. “Doing good deeds is something that should be promoted to help make the world a better place.”

To be a Good Samaritan, the size of the deeds you do isn’t important, it is the thought that counts.  At GBHS, there are many students who participate in all kinds of volunteer work.  Volunteering is a way that students can work to better their community while making others smile.

“I do a lot of volunteer work through the club GB Dignify,” sophomore Jacob Winiger said. “We’ve gone to the soup kitchen and the food bank, we are all able to have a great time helping others.”

This holiday can be celebrated by performing random acts of kindness that help brighten up someone’s day.  The good deeds that you participate in, no matter how big or how small, will not unrecognized.

“We don’t do good deeds because we expect an award,” sophomore Jake Waun.  “Doing a good deed makes you feel good without receiving any validation.”

Everyone can join in on the celebrating of National Good Samaritan Day by going out of their way to help someone in need. Performing a good deed may be simple, but it can be very rewarding.

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