What started with 50 students in California has now gone international with clubs in more than 30 countries. The No Cussing Club has found its way to Cache Valley, with students at Mountain Crest High School starting their own chapter.The Mountain Crest chapter was approved by the Cache County Board of Education Thursday. The club will not cost the school district any money, and if the students want to buy club shirts or other apparel they will raise the money themselves.The first No Cussing Club was started by a 14-year-old in California named McKay Hatch. Hatch, concerned with and bothered by his peer’s language, started the club June 2007 with 50 members. A few years later, the club has a chapter in every state, chapters across the globe and a website.”It really shows that one person can make a difference,” Hatch said. Club members take on the No Cussing Challenge: “I won’t cuss, swear, use bad language or tell dirty jokes. Clean language is a sign of intelligence and always demands respect. I will use my language to uplift, encourage and motivate. I will leave people better than I found them!”McKay also took his challenge of no cussing to the local government. The L.A. County Board of Supervisors declared March 2-7, 2009, No Cussing Week. Hatch and his cause have since been highlighted on several news channels and even Jay Leno’s talk show. Hatch said No Cussing Club members at the Mountain Crest chapter will face people telling them that bad language isn’t a problem or that it doesn’t affect others, but he urges new club members to not listen to what peers might have to say against them. “What they’re doing is a great thing, and they need to just to keep moving forward,” Hatch said. More information about the No Cussing Club can be found at www.nocussing.com.- firstname.lastname@example.org
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