The tradition of the Lovejoy Letter Campaign is continuing with its seventh year despite the effects of COVID-19. Each year, students and community members write letters to teachers and staff within the district to express appreciation during the weeks leading up to Thanksgiving.
“I hope that being in the midst of COVID-19 will generate even more letters than in past years,” Amy Smith, school board vice president and campaign creator said. “Teachers and staff have been amazing, and it would be awesome to see them showered with gratitude.”
Students and community members can participate by labeling their letters and returning them to the designated boxes on each campus.
“It’s nice to be able to show our teachers appreciation through this new and different way of school because [it’s] not just the students that have to adapt,” junior Griffin Peay said.
Teachers not only receive these letters, but they also encourage students to write them for others in the district.
“One of the things that I always push for is [for students] to write them for past teachers because I think getting a message from former students and hearing how they’re doing is just always pleasant,” English teacher Jasen Eairheart said. “It’s always nice to hear that they remember you, and that you had a small impact on where they are today.”