by Becky Brown
On Monday October 6th, WHS and feeder schools will participate in the Stomp Out Bullying campaign by encouraging their students to wear blue shirts.
The Leading National Bullying and Cyberbullying Prevention Organization for Kids and Teens, is an organization that teaches students about respect, kindness, tolerance, understanding, and standing up for others. With the slogan “STOP The Drama….END The Hate…..STOMP OUT Bullying” teens all across the globe are taught about the causes and effects of bullying, and what they can do to help.
Student ambassadors here at Walkersville are in charge of spreading the word about Stomp Out Bullying. Posters have been put around the school and hung on walls to let the students know about the Blue Shirt Day-World Day of Bullying Prevention.
Every year, the first day of October is considered Blue Shirt Day. WHS has signed up and been added to a list of supporters along with thousands of other schools across the country. This Monday will be the sixth annual Blue Shirt Day. To participate you must wear a blue shirt to school.
Geri Chavez, a guidance counselor here at WHS and one of the advisors of the student ambassadors said “We received information to support the World Day of Bullying Prevention program, and we rallied in ambassadors to cover it. I love the quote ‘If we stand up as one, no one stands alone.’ It’s an actual quote the organization uses. I think it’s really important for people to know that they will always have someone to stand with.”
Junior Anna Eyler, who is a student ambassador, said “We still need to bring awareness to bullying because it still continues to be an issue. Until it stops being an issue we’re going to be supportive and help in any way we can.”
To find out more ways you can help, visit www.stompoutbullying.com