Prairie high school to host Inspire Week for students and staff

Week-long campaign of caring for others and knowing your identity coming to PHS

BATTLE GROUND — Leaders at Prairie High School, (PHS), know that identity is one of the most crucial developments in young people’s high school years. Clark County, Brush Prairie

They also know what to do about it.

Prairie High School will host its first ever Inspire Week Feb. 11-15. Photo by Jacob Granneman
Prairie High School will host its first ever Inspire Week Feb. 11-15. Photo by Jacob Granneman

From Feb. 11-15, PHS will host its first ever Inspire Week. The week centers on equipping and sending out students to encourage and love their fellow students, staff members and the surrounding community.

Teams of student leaders, selected by staff, will brainstorm ideas of projects to impact the school. Things like positive notes, chalk messages, handing out chocolate and high-fives, or even showing appreciation for the coffee shop across the street, are all ideas.

In addition to the activation of students, a guest speaker will also be joining the event on Wed., Feb. 13.

PHS teacher, Dawn Rowe, (center), talks with her team of student leaders at a orientation for Inspire Week on Jan. 29. Photo by Jacob Granneman
PHS teacher, Dawn Rowe, (center), talks with her team of student leaders at a orientation for Inspire Week on Jan. 29. Photo by Jacob Granneman

 

Jamie Winship
Jamie Winship

Jamie Winship, a retired police officer from the Metro DC area and former CIA agent, will speak on identity and walking out who you are called to be.

A subject he is well versed in.

At the age of 19, Winship was offered his first position with the United States Central Intelligence Agency, as a currier. As time progressed, and he worked in law enforcement new opportunities with the agency came along.

Winship says he always knew what to pursue, because the things within his identity always produced positive end results.

Him and his wife Donna now run an organization devoted to training and equipping people in schools, the workplace and ministry, to walk out their identities.

Prairie High School will serve and love students, staff and community members around the school with kindness and speaking identity for their first ever Inspire Week.In addition to Winship, an inspiration partnership with the wildly popular Dude. Be Nice project, (DBN), is also fueling passions for Inspire Week.

DBN is a national movement to have communities, often of students, reachout and bless someone who is often overlooked.

Inspire Week endeavours to emulate the mission of DBN and bring hope to a part of the country with rising suicide rates, said PHS administrators during Inspire Week orientation this week.

In you are a community member, business or organization, and you are interested in volunteering your help, service or donating financially to PHS Inspire Week, contact Dawn Rowe at rowe.dawn@battlegroundps.org.

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About The Author

Jacob Granneman is a filmmaker and writer from Clark County. He is a recent graduate of Washington State University’s Edward R. Murrow College, where he studied media production. He has produced documentary stories all over the Pacific Northwest and in Argentina. His passions range from loving people, to cinematography, to going on adventures in the most beautiful place on earth, i.e. his backyard. He lives with his wife in Vancouver, WA.

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