Mustangs pledge to fight bullying

2019 unity day
LRHS Unified Club seeks student anti-bullying support at lunches.

Presley Long – Mustangs Ahead

(LAKEWOOD RANCH) – The LRHS Unified Club is gathering signatures for an anti-bullying campaign during lunch.  October is National Prevent Bullying Month. 

Wednesday was “Unity Day” and Mustangs were asked to wear orange to show their support for the anti-bullying message. Club officials wore bright orange Unity Day shirts and went around the lunchroom collecting signatures and giving out candy to Mustangs who supported anti-bullying.

“It’s important to let people know they’re not alone. Everyone should be kind to everyone,” said sophomore and Unified Club leader Charlize Ucciferri.

Club leaders, senior Brooke Roberts, sophomore Cameron Perry, sophomore Campbell Laurvick, sophomore Charlize Ucciferri, sophomore Alyssa Ucciferri, and junior Jessie Carff, hope to spread the anti-bullying message and make sure no-one feels alone.

The Unified Club is open to all Mustangs to join. It introduces students to the Special Olympics, the world’s largest sports organization for children and adults with intellectual and physical disabilities.

There are no dues or applications to join the Unified Club, and meetings are every Monday or Wednesday.

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