The Times West Virginian

October 8, 2013

Students to wear orange for anti-bullying awareness

By Matt Welch
Times West Virginian

FAIRMONT — Most people would agree that bullying is an ongoing issue in today’s society.

This Friday, students of East Fairmont High School and Robert C. Byrd High School will pull together in an effort to get the word out about an anti-bullying campaign.

The students, who generally pack a specific section of the bleachers at each football game, will be wearing orange for an anti-bullying initiative sponsored by Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD).

“It’s the finale of the events we’re doing at our school,” Rachel Skubis, a Fairmont resident who teaches at Robert C. Byrd, said. “Unity Day is Oct. 9 and it’s just a good way for opponents on the field to come together to promote the cause.”

According to its website, SADD is a group that has become one of the nation’s top peer-to-peer youth education programs. It has thousands of chapters across the country in middle schools, high schools and colleges.


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