Marysville Elementary Seeks Community Participation For Kindness Event

Marysville Elementary School encourages community members and businesses to come together and participate in The Great Kindness Challenge, January 25-29.

It is a positive, proactive bullying prevention initiative, reaching millions of students during the last full week of January each year. In order to create a consistent, positive message throughout the school and community, Marysville Elementary School is implementing a Community Kindness Tunnel on Monday, January 25th. They are asking community members to arrive at MES around 7:50 a.m. and line up to give K-6 students high fives and words of encouragement to kick off the Great Kindness Challenge Week.

Students will go through the tunnel around 8:10 a.m. At 8:20 a.m. Mayor Carla Grund will read the city proclamation of the Great Kindness Challenge.

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Derek Nester was born and raised in Blue Rapids, and graduated from Valley Heights High School in May of 2000. He attended Cowley College in Arkansas City and Johnson County Community College in Overland Park studying Journalism & Media Communication. After stops at KFRM and KCLY radio in Clay Center, he joined KNDY in 2002 as a board operator and play by play announcer. Derek is now responsible for the digital content of Dierking Communications, Inc. six radio stations. In 2005 Derek joined the staff of KCFX radio in Kansas City as a production coordinator for the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network, which airs on over 70 radio stations across 12 Midwest states and growing.