Six Word Strength Memoir

As part of Whitfield’s Habits of Heart and Mind program our students recently completed the VIA Institute on Character’s “Youth Strengths Survey.” Based on twenty-four strengths (Appreciation of Beauty and Excellence, Bravery, Creativity, Curiosity, Fairness, Forgiveness, Gratitude, Honesty, Hope, Humility, Humor, Judgment, Kindness, Leadership, Love, Love of Learning, Perseverance, Perspective, Prudence, Self-regulation, Social Intelligence, Spirituality, Teamwork, and Zest), the survey helped the students identify their own, unique strength profiles.

Keeping these self-identified strengths in mind, students wrote the following Six Word Memoirs about one of their strengths.

Made mistakes and now I’m smarter.         –  Cyrus A.

Stepping up to help other people.          – Caitlin A.

Intelligent. Kind. That’s my mind.          – Sean B.

Fit in yet stand out, much.          – Emma B.

Anger strays, forgiveness rules within me.       – Gracie B.

It’s called smart, not sarcastic.          – Luci C.

Playing and exploring my vast imagination.        – Carolyn F.

Stepping up to help other people.          – Melanie G.

Dancing in mirrors, conquering my terrors.          – Abigail K.

Bringing smiles to people is important.          – Madeline M.

Creative percussionist. But drummer at heart.        – Christian S.

Love humor in my life always.           – Drew S.

Reader by heart. Reading is love.          – Rachael W.






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