Six Word Strength Memoirs

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.

I designed a heart in art.          – Legend A.

Am always thinking of something new.          – Jeb C.

Being careful and being grateful often.         – Max F.

Swirl. Lines. All in one art.          – Joffre G.

I haven’t stopped kicking and won’t.          – Josh L.

Beauty is in everything. Perfection isn’t.          – Max M.

A leader learns to follow first.          – Ahmad M.

Funny, but not the class clown.          – Sebastian R.

It was funnier in my head.          – Jake T.

I work to get it done.          – Garrett W.

When nothing goes right, go left.          – Logan W.


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