Wearing Orange for the Stand Against Bullying

November 3, 2017 | Noelani Parker Ramirez

For an entire week, CHS Key Club and Unified Special Olympics worked together to raise awareness for National Unity Day, October 25, a day where everyone unites in the contend against bullying,  by selling orange shirts for $5.00 during lunch, along with campaign buttons and stickers. Everyone that wore the orange bullying shirt on that day gathered in the gymnasium to take a photo, to show how many students in Crestview High School support the bullying campaign.

Students that participated in the campaign are also encouraged to save the shirt so that they can participate next year’s awareness campaign. Paula Goldberg, Executive Director of PACER Center explains why the color orange is a representation National Unity Day, “Orange provides a powerful, visually compelling expression of solidarity. When hundreds of individuals in a school or organization wear orange, the vibrant statement becomes a conversation starter, sending the unified message to kids to know that they are not alone.”

Bullying is still a major problem in the U.S., and affects many students each day. So tell someone if someone you know is being hurt by others, and take the stand against bullying with CHS, and show bullying victims that we care.

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