The word Aevidum was created from the Latin root “vid” (meaning life) and is an expression of assurance to another person meaning, “I have your back.” It was created by students at Cocalico High School in 2004 after their classmate died by suicide.
The Aevidum message is delivered creatively through a series of student-generated materials, interactive displays, high-energy assemblies, community events, music, artwork, stories, PSAs, etc. In 2009, Aevidum received SADD’s National Activity of the Year award.
Students from across central Pennsylvania kick off mental health campaign
On October 29, 2014, nearly 200 students and staff representing 34 different Lancaster, Lebanon, Berks, and York County schools met at Zoetropolis Art House in Lancaster to kickoff Aevidum's newest and largest initiative, Let's Talk, Pennsylvania!
Among them were six L-S students (from both Martin Meylin Middle School and L-S High School) and three staff members with the goal to learn more about Aevidum and bring its message home.
Lancaster online covered the event. Read more about it in Lancaster Online’s article: Students from across central Pennsylvania kick off mental health campaign, here
Then watch Stephanie Grace sing “The Talk” for an inside look at the event. It can be found on YouTube here
The first meeting of Aevidum at L-S High School
January 16, 2015 marked the first meeting of Aevidum at L-S High School.
Go to the Projects link to learn more about what the club has been up to since then.
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Aevidum Leadership for 2015-2016
- Co-President: Kaitlynn Gebhart
- Co-President: Beth DiBiase
- Vice-President: Megan Doolittle (Fair Queen Candidate)
- Secretary: Brenda Torres
- Secretary: Allison Weidman
- Treasurer: Kelly Harnish
- Liaison (Hans Herr): Lauren Mast
- Liaison (Martin Meylin): Sophia Buscay
- Liaison (Lampeter): Kristin Allen
- Liaison (clubs at other districts): Ashley Zehr