Go Blue!

Northmont Stands Up To Bullying


Sophomore Zak Vincent analyzes the anti-bullying day flyer on a classroom window.

Taylor Shively, Staff Writer

Monday, October 2, is National Anti-Bullying Day. Northmont High School is doing its part by inviting all students to wear blue to school.

“I will definitely be wearing blue. Bullying is an issue that everyone should know about,” said sophomore Katelyn Shaffer.

In a study by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, nearly 49% of children grades 9-12 have reported being bullied. According to The National Education Association, more than 160,000 children miss school every day out of fear of being bullied.

“I have witnessed people being bullied…in school or online,” said senior Aubrey Kosak.

Although several will be joining in to stand up against bullying, students are still trying to spread the word by asking teachers to display fliers in classrooms and windows.

“I didn’t know we were supposed to wear blue,” said sophomore Gavin Swett.

All students wearing blue on October 2 will be invited to gather for a large group picture in the Thunderdome at 7:45 a.m.