In 2015, Guidance Counselor Ms. Smidt created a video as part of an application to get a Buddy Bench for Horizon. Students Katherine, Bella, Troy and Brendan were the stars of the video.  

    The video worked! We now have a buddy bench on our playground.  The buddy bench was an idea of a 1st grade student named Christian from Roundtown Elementary, who didn’t want students to feel lonely at recess.  There are buddy benches now all over the world. 

    The idea is simple if you want to find someone to play with, you sit on the bench.  If you see someone sitting on the bench, you be a buddy and ask them to play or go for a walk with you.  This is a great way to make new friends and include everyone. So come on Horizon Comets – "be a buddy not a bully!”