#NorristownRocks at NAHS


Gabrielle DeFrangesco, Staff Reporter

A artist lies within everyone. Just ask the seniors of Norristown Area High School. On Friday, September 15th, 2017 Norristown Rocks came to town! Don’t know what Norristown Rocks are? Norristown rocks originated with two women, Carrie and Erin, and their four-year-old daughter, Declyn. They took a trip down to Detroit, Michigan to visit Carrie’s family. One day Carrie and Erin took their daughter to a park where she discovered a painted rock hidden behind a bush. This gave Carrie the idea to bring this back home. Erin and Carrie set up a table on their front porch with rocks, paint and paintbrushes hoping people and kids would stop by and spread love to the community. A couple weeks later, word got out and kids started knocking on their doors regularly hoping to paint a rock. When finished painting, a sticker gets place on the back of the rock and the finder is supposed to post it to social media with the hashtag of #Norristown Rocks.

In a time where there is so much uncertainty and negativity going on, something so simple as painting on a rock can bring people together. The Seniors came together last week and formed a bond with people who, in many cases were just acquaintances, they just met over a short period of time. Painting quotes like “Be happy with what you have”, or “Live life to the fullest” can really brighten up someone’s day. It’s not just quotes that adorned the rocks, but paintings that represent their background and cultures of students. Someone painted a Jamaican and a Italian flag to represent their culture and where they are from. There was also the rose from Beauty and the Beast representing peace, and love,saying it doesn’t matter what’s on the outside, but what’s on the inside that really counts.
Painting on rocks has become a new way to express oneself and spread positivity within the community. Keep your eyes out and head down to spread positivity in your community today.