The idea of this project is to show respect for self and others; to
“Give Respect-Get Respect.” This is a simple, non threatening
way to start educating youth on how to demonstrate good character.
Students and faculty are urged to stop and think before
Forming a contest to promote Project Respect resulted in a student
designed black and white button resembling a flower that
says, Give Respect Get Respect. The school had 1,000 buttons made.
Although the goal is for every student and faculty
member at BHS to have a button, the only way to get one is to earn it.
Students nominate staff who demonstrate respect, and
staff nominate students exhibiting this characteristic. Buttons are
sported on backpacks and lapels. The school newsletter
and local newspaper publish button recipient’s names for further
– Gene Bedley