Queen Anne’s County Schools Hold Anti-Bullying “Unity Day”

Courtesy of Dan Baldwin, Star Democrat
Courtesy of Dan Baldwin, Star Democrat

On Wednesday, October 9, Queen Anne’s County schools hosted the first ever “Unity Day” – a day to make students aware of the problems of bullying and to promote anti-bullying.

As reported by the Star Democrat,

At the beginning of the school day, each student received a free orange “Bullying stops with me” T-shirt, and every school employee they saw throughout Unity Day was seen wearing identical shirts.

The goal was to have every school employee that child might see — bus drivers, teachers, lunchroom employees — wearing their orange shirt to show that everyone is uniting to put an end to bullying, said Queen Anne’s County Anti-Bullying Committee Co-Chairman Linda Austin.

Special guests were also involved and traveled to each county school to help promote anti-bullying: Baltimore Ravens super fan Wes Henson, popularly known as Captain Dee-Fense, super fan Cindy “Purple Dame” Pierce, along with four Ravens cheerleaders, Looney Tunes characters, mascots and Batman.

“Bullying is a choice,” said Baltimore Ravens super fan Wes Henson to hundreds of students. “If you are a bully, you can wake up and decide not to be a bully. And here in Queen Anne’s County, bullying is unacceptable.”

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