- Associated Press - Sunday, September 20, 2015

DEVILS LAKE, N.D. (AP) - A junior at Devils Lake High School has made it her mission to lift the spirits of her peers following the death of a classmate just days before the 2014-2015 school year began.

Desi Frith was affected by a recent classmate’s suicide, WDAZ-TV (http://bit.ly/1gyK8Aq ) reported. She didn’t know the student well, but says she wished she could have helped.

“He seemed down and I never said anything, and so I felt really bad about that,” Frith said.

In response, Frith is posting hundreds of heartfelt messages to fellow students on lockers, walls and anywhere someone might see them. The junior spends about hour and a half after school each week writing messages like, “Stay strong. Never give up. You can make it in this world. You belong here.”

Frith said she’s not doing it for any recognition. In fact, she doesn’t even care if students know who’s leaving the notes. She just hopes that her messages leave a positive impact on her fellow students, and to let them know that someone is in their corner if they need help.

She said she plans to keep writing messages for her fellow students until she graduates.

“As long as it was making them happy in their day that’s all that mattered,” Frith said.

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Information from: WDAZ-TV, http://wdaz.com

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