River Dell Middle School partnered with a national, non-profit organization called Don’t Hide It, Flaunt It (DHIFI), and held the kick-off assembly in September.
Meg Zucker, the founder and president of DHIFI, was born with a rare condition known as ectrodactyly, that she passed on to two of her three children. According to Meg: “What makes me, me, is that besides the fact I happen to have one finger on each hand, one toe on each foot and shortened forearms, and two of my three children share my condition, I am also allergic to Kiwi.”
Inspired by Meg, eighth grade students were asked to celebrate and “flaunt” their blatant or invisible difference to empower students to accept their differences and the differences of others.
The Guidance Department, 8th grade English teachers, the National Junior Art Honor Society and RDMS Ambassadors, assisted with this amazing project. The bulletin boards will change every month until all student flaunts have been displayed. We hope you enjoy!