Franklin students use online photos to praise classmates


Zarah Clark-Potter, right, started Franklin_Nicebook. Geoffrey McAdams, left, started Franklin_Goodbook. Both pages were created on the social media site Instagram after someone started a ''burn book'' that ridiculed students. The new pages compliment students. PHOTO BY SCOTT ROBERSON

For the past two and a half weeks, photos of dozens of Franklin Community High School students have been appearing online paired with messages of praise and support.

The photos were pulled from Instagram, a social networking site that lets users upload and share photos and captions, and the comments under the students’ pictures thank them for being good friends to the people in their lives. They commend the students for making the people they see each day smile and laugh, and the users who created the two Instagram accounts where the photos are posted offer to listen if any of the students in the pictures ever need to talk.

The pages, called Franklin Good Book and Franklin Nice Book, were started separately by freshman Geoffrey McAdams and sophomore Zarah Clark-Potter. They created the pages the day they learned someone had created an online burn book, pairing the photos of at least seven Franklin students with insults.

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