Kahn is monthly Acts of Kindness winner
The February winner of the Frenship High School Parent Teacher Student Association Acts of Kindness Award is kind to her fellow students on a daily basis.
Addison Kahn was awarded the PTSA Acts of Kindness Award, which is given monthly to a student whom a teacher observes displaying kindness.
Joni Burks nominated Addison, a sophomore, saying she doesn’t know of one specific act of kindness.
“I have never seen Addison be unkind! She is always helping two different students in my class that have a very difficult time learning. She is always smiling and saying hello to students no matter who they are,” Burks said. “Her spirit is so evident in everything that I have witnessed that I find her amazing.”
Addison said her dad, Michael Kahn, first learned that she had won the award while at a school meeting. He came home and read Burks’ nomination letter to her.
“My dad was really proud, so it made me really happy,” Addison said. “It’s like the best compliment you can get.”
To Addison, kindness means being nice to everybody, “just being treated the way you want to be treated and treating everyone as equal.”
The most kind thing anyone has done for her was anonymously paying for her dinner a few months ago. She said her server at a restaurant told her that her meal was paid for by a man who said she was a really nice kid.
“I thought that was really thoughtful,” she said.
Her sister, Ashton Kahn, a senior at FHS, also shows her kindness daily.
“She has the kindest, sweetest heart. She always thinks of me,” Addison said. “She just treats me like royalty, I guess. She’s my best friend.”
Addison is involved the youth group at Hillside Christian Church and in Young Life, a youth group put together by college students for high school students. She is in the FFA and DECA programs at FHS and went to the state DECA contest in entrepreneurship and innovation planning.
Addison said Burks’ respect for her is not unreturned; Burks is her favorite teacher even though her subject, chemistry, is not Addison’s favorite.
“She’s really helpful to everybody. She makes sure everyone understands,” Addison said. “She always has a smile on her face, too. You can tell she loves what she does.”
Addison is the daughter of Angie and Michael Kahn.
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