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CEO student Jasmine Haggard gets ready to hand out flowers.

CEO Students Pay It Forward

00:00 AM November 09, 2017

The following article is from the November edition of the PHS Prophet Post Newspaper.

By Brittany Wunderlich


Petal It Forward is a day where florists around the nation pay it forward with flower bouquets. The flowers are handed out to complete strangers. This takes place in more than 450 cities and all 50 states, in just a single day. Oct. 11 was the day that random people received these wonderful gifts


Students in the CEO class at Whiteside Area Career Center took part in spreading smiles this day. Behrz Blooms asked them to take part in this day, since the CEO class did it last year and enjoyed it. The CEO instructor, Leandra Hartman, wrote,“500 bouquets prepared by two highly organized business owners, Jim Behrens and Stephanie Dusing.”


There were 20 students divided up into ten different groups. All together the CEO class handed out all 500 bouquets of flowers. They went to businesses in the Rock Falls and Sterling area. The students stopped at places like Menard's, McDonald's, Kroger and Northland Mall.

The Whiteside Area Career Center CEO class prepares
to hand out flowers on "Petal It Forward Day"

Some people who received the bouquets not only got one, but two. One was for them to keep while the other one was for them to pay it forward and give to anyone they desired. They could give their second one to a friend, family member, or even another complete stranger.


Handing out two to people helped make a chain reaction of paying it forward because when people received two they were able to pay it forward by giving their second bouquet away.


e bouquet of flowers can make someone's day without even trying. Random acts of kindness like this are disappearing, and it was nice to see something wonderful like this make a big impact on a lot of people,” PHS student Jasmine Haggard explained.


This day brought tons of smiles to not only the people receiving the flowers, but to the people who handed them out also.

To follow the CEO class on their adventures visit their webpage


You can read the entire November Edition of the Prophet Post at



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