Rutherford students are spreading beauty and positivity with a bathroom

Published: Jul. 19, 2021 at 7:42 PM CDT
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PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - Seniors Jenna Tabbaa and Addie Wilson came up with the idea to renovate the girls’ bathroom at Rutherford High School for their CAS IB project.

“I just know that when you want to go to the bathroom you don’t want to look at vandalism you want to feel like you are in a clean place because you are very vulnerable,” Tabbaa said.

Right now they are in the process of beautifying the Building 6 girls’ bathroom. The duo wanted to give students a place to go that makes them feel appreciated.

“I kind of wanted to beautify this bathroom because this is the most used bathroom in our school and therefore the dirtiest. We just wanted to give the girls at our school something nice so they can come in here and feel like somebody is trying to do something for them and give them something nice,” Tabbaa said.

The girls are still working on the project but they want to have bathroom 6 and some of the others on the campus freshened up before school starts.

Once the bathrooms are completed, you’ll find inspiring messages, paintings of butterflies, flowers, stars, and other things to make your day a little brighter when you come through.

“Sometimes you might look in the mirror and be having a really bad day and reading a really nice quote might make you feel a little bit better, so that is the goal just to push up girls at this school,” Tabbaa said.

Tabbaa says she hopes the project inspires girls at other schools to do something similar.

“Get a speaker, and somebody you’re good friends with, donuts and just paint, and it will be really fun,” Tabbaa said.

So far the school has spent about $1,400 on the project.

The girls are still in need of donations.

If you are interested in supporting the school, contact the Rutherford High School Assistant Principal Tanja Roulhac at (850) 767-4500.

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