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SCVTHS Students (L)earn Respect

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Students take part in a Rachel's Challenge assembly led by Larry Scott. Credits: Courtesy SCVTHS
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BRIDGEWATER, NJ – As part of the annual Week of Respect, and in accordance with the Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act, the Somerset County Vocational & Technical High School welcomed Larry Scott to an assembly where he spoke about Rachel’s Challenge. 

Scott's focus was on bullying, compassion, kindness and respect in memory of his niece, Rachel Joy Scott, who was the first person killed in the Columbine High School shooting on April 20, 1999. After the assemblies, SCVTHS students and staff took part in a training to create a Friends of Rachel club, which aims to “foster a permanent culture of kindness and compassion” within the school.

“In the follow up Friends of Rachel training for students and staff, I was able to witness firsthand how the assembly resonated throughout our school community," principal Diane Ziegler said. "I am inspired by the enthusiasm and energy our students had in the training, and we will work closely with the students to keep the momentum going.”

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In addition, photography students created black and white anti-HIB (harassment, intimidation, and bullying) posters for the Week of Respect.  The artwork was then put on display throughout the school’s buildings, hallways and cafeteria for all of SCVTHS to view.

On Oct. 19, the Linkages Department (funded by the New Jersey Department of Children and Families) will be in the cafeteria during lunch periods to distribute handouts, pamphlets and informational literature about bullying.  Students will also be asked to submit drawings to the ever expanding Wall of Peace.

For more information, call 908-526-8900, ext. 7169.

 

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