Cabot Middle School South received a $1,000 grant from Wal-Mart in support of two self-esteem programs for their sixth-grade students.

The girls program is called "From Cutie to Beauty: From the Inside Out" and the boys program is called, "Wholesome and Handsome: Proud But Humble."

Both programs promote ideas of self-worth, self-advocacy, and self-respect and include three components:

• First a special activity is offered during the student’s recess time once a week where all of the sixth grade students are invited to participate. Fingernail polishing is offered for the girls, and special games are offered for the boys;

• Secondly, a Tip Time Talk is scheduled once a month where a guest speaker shares about special topics, careers, and hobbies. All six grade students participate in this short assembly;

• Thirdly a boy and a girl are chosen through a random drawing for a special outing once a month.

The girls are treated to a make-over at the Villa Salon and Day Spa with hair stylist, Krystal, Wynne, the program’s "Goodwill Ambassador", and the boys are treated to a special outing of eating at The Mean Pig and going bowling at Allfam Bowling Alley, hosted by Buddy and Lori Merritt, owners of The Mean Pig, and Bill Allen, the owner of Allfam.