Sarah and Emily Medano, 8, showed ‘twin unity’  wearing their orange t-shirts  to Evergreen Elementary School.

St. Mary’s County – On Wednesday, Oct. 19, many came together in the St. Mary’s County Public School (SMCPS) system to show their united support of safe schools by wearing orange. The success of Unity Day 2016 was marked by a big stamp of ORANGE supporters all throughout SMCPS.

anti-bullyingWhy ORANGE? ORANGE provides a powerful, visually compelling expression of solidarity provides a powerful, visually compelling expression of solidarity,” said Paula Goldberg, executive director of PACER Center. “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.

Students, teachers and administrators, came together to show one large ORANGE message of support, hope and unity against bullying with T-shirts, hats, socks and signs. The amount of participation was overwhelming.

Bullying has become a national issue and the Board of SMCPS wants to make sure kindness, acceptance and total inclusion is being projected to our students in St. Mary’s County. The word about Unity Day traveled fast and students from elementary school to high school could be seen wearing ORANGE, Oct 19.

Congratulations to all the students, teachers and administrators who participated in Unity Day and for taking a stand against bullying.

 

Contact Shertina J. Mack at s.mack@TheBayNet.com.