Orange You Glad WHS Celebrated Unity Day?
by Rebecca Raub
Wednesday, October 25th is National Bullying Prevention Day, a day where anyone who wishes to spread a message of kindness, acceptance and inclusion can wear orange to show support. Walkersville High students and staff alike spread a message of unity by bringing out their orange apparel. October is National Bullying Prevention Month, hence why Unity Day is today. By creating a bold wave of orange, victims of bullying will see that they are not alone and all of WHS is on their side.
Senior Felicity Borge commented on the idea of Unity Day. She said, “I forgot to wear orange, but I definitely support bullying prevention and wish bullying was not a thing.”
Kelley Cardy, guidance office secretary, is very excited about this day. “I think unity day is a great way to pull together against bullying as well as to recognize kindness and appreciation.”
Junior Simone Martin used her voice (and clothes) to speak out against bullying. Martin stated, “Bullying is awful. Every person is equal and everyone should be treated the same, no matter what.”
Sophomore Malcolm Holman said, “Bullying is a very serious issue that should not be taken lightly. It affects many people and I think everyone wearing orange is a great way to stand up against bullying and show that our community will not tolerate it.”
It is very clear that Walkersville stands together against bullying, not only today, but all days of the year. As always, if you or someone you know is being bullied, one of our four amazing guidance counselors will be more than happy to talk to you. If you forgot to dress up today, Unity Day happens every single year on the fourth Wednesday of October so there is always next year! Hopefully there will be a larger turnout from students next year so that the school looks like a sea of orange.