Each month, Superintendent Aaron Spence highlights one Compass Keeper for a special video edition of the Compass Keepers Club. The end product is then presented to the School Board during the Superintendent’s Report given at the second School Board Meeting of the month.
Gabi Goodove and Billy Goldstein are both juniors at Cox High School. In addition to sharing a friendship, they also share a passion for video production and to be positive contributors to their community. Last fall, they identified a very real problem that plagued a number of their peers: inappropriate postings on social media. What they wanted to do was show others that the posting of words or pictures does not go away and can potentially follow someone for quite a while, potentially having a negative impact on a student’s future – higher education, military or career.
Instead of just talking about it, they chose to make a difference in their school and community. Goodove and Goldstein worked with a local video production company to create an original public service announcement. Not only did they create an attention grabbing video, they have used the interest generated to create a school club, Sense B4 Sending. And since the mission of Frank W. Cox High School is to empower everyone to become a lifelong learner and responsible, productive citizen of a global society, it seems that these two students have done just that.