PHOTO: Ferndale Students 'Stand for Change' Against Bullying
Students from Ferndale High School and Ferndale Middle School joined schools from across the country last week in standing for a moment of silence for all those who have been bullied.
Students and teachers from Ferndale Middle School and Ferndale High School joined students from across the country in standing for a moment of silence for all those who have been bullied and as a pledge to prevent bullying when and where it occurs.
FHS Assistant Principal Roger Smith introduced the event, which was held in the high school gym, by letting the students know they were symbolically standing with millions just like them at noon on May 4. FHS Principal Herb Ivory and FMS Principal Dawn Warren also spoke at the event.
Stand 4 Change was created by Jeff Sakwa, President of Defeat the Label, an anti-bullying movement. He says 13 million children are bullied in school each year and it’s time to take a stand.
“Our hope is that May 4th can be the beginning of the end, by each person taking responsibility for themselves and continuing to raise awareness about this issue,” Sakwa said.
For more information, visit stand4change.org.
Source: Ferndale Public Schools Community Relations Office.
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