OLATHE, KS (KMBC) — Three Kansas middle school students went the extra mile to ensure every girl at their school had a special Valentine’s Day.
Eighth-grader Tristan Valentine, seventh-grader Kyan Rice and sixth-grader Lincoln Holmes used hundreds of their own dollars to purchase flowers for all 270 girls and 70 female staff members at Summit Trail Middle School.
The three boys arrived early at the school Thursday with buckets and buckets of carnations. They strategically positioned themselves at the entrances of the school and passed out the flowers to every female in the building.
“We wanted every girl to feel important and special on Valentine’s Day,” Valentine said. “We worked hard to make sure it was going to be a surprise to everybody. I only told a few friends, and the girls seemed surprised and happy.”
Summit Trail principal Dr. Sarah Guerrero said in today’s cruel world, it was “refreshing to see three young men go out of their way to make others feel happy.” She also said it was a big boost to school spirit in Summit Trail’s first year as a school.
“I got chills seeing it happen,” Guerrero said. “The ladies were so excited. It gives them something to look up to and feel good about themselves. It’s also what makes Summit Trail special.”