Not a soul at East Valley Highschool in Yakima Valley, Washington was expecting what valedictorian Konner Sauve was about to do.
The 18-year-old had grown tired of all the negativity swirling around -especially in his high school- and was determined to make people feel good about themselves.
But he needed a creative way to do it.
So, after some genius (he was valedictorian!) thinking, he created a secret, anonymous “it’s about you” Instagram account called thebenevolentone3 and began to compliment his classmates.
People were absolutely enthralled.
Here are some of the best:
“You have a WONDROUS personality, literally your personality is on fire right now because you are so stinking AWESOME! Isn’t it great to see everything sort of falling into place? It is your senior year, you’re about to embark on one last trip through those high school hallways and classes and I have absolutely no doubt in my mind you will be amazing and starstruck at how well you do because when you believe in yourself and others believe in you…that is when the miracles happen. Good luck in volleyball and track! HAVE A BLAST”
Konner gave some insight into his motivation to encourage anyone and everyone he could.
“During the summer, I made the decision to go in and try to make everyone here feel appreciated and recognized for simply being the amazing people they are,” he wrote in an post with his own “coming clean” picture this week. “It is easy for people to be cruel over social media, so I decided to make an anonymous account on Instagram that would counteract the negativity seen today by posting a picture of each student and a paragraph of what makes them GREAT and how other people should see that too.”
“You’re “Siss”ling awesome! ALWAYS non stop energy when you’re around a group of people. Always on the move and always one step ahead of the game. You’re light on your toes and are leaving an impact on this school as being a leader of swift and precise work! Keep up the hard work, it’ll all pay off.”
“Cast your spells folks because this right here is Ms. Emma and one of the sweetest gals you’ll ever meet!! She laughs like no other and can carry a sense of humor with her wherever she goes. She’s will never back down from a challenge and strives for success as she has challenged herself to be better each day. One of the most beautiful girls at East Valley and will always pep you up when you’re feeling down. Keep believing Emma and ENJOY SENIOR YEAR!”
“You’re one of the coolest juniors out there this year man! It’s so cool watching people grow into who they are and truly allowing themselves to mature and become the person they’re meant to be. You’re a perfect example of how you have transformed into one of the kindest guys at east valley while being able to have fun too.”
So 758 posts and 12 months later, Konner had accomplished something incredible. His friends and classmates will certainly start their summer off in the right frame of mind.
Way to go Konner, way to go.
“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” -Maya Angelou
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