Sealy students celebrate Unity Day

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Near the end of October, it’s not unusual to find people wearing the color orange. They do it to match the festivities of Halloween but on Oct. 25, the students of Sealy Intermediate School and Sealy Junior High School wore the color for a very different reason.

Intermediate students combined their jersey day of Red Ribbon Week, another show of unity against drugs, with Unity Day by wearing orange shoelaces while the junior high students wore all orange outfits.

“Unity Day just happened to fall in the middle of the Red Ribbon Week so we figured it works perfectly to make that a theme for one of the days,” junior high counselor Brian Thompson said.

Part of Unity Day for the junior high was handing out and wearing stickers from David’s Legacy Foundation. The foundation is a non-profit organization that focuses on cyberbullying. It is named after David Molak, a 16-year-old who took his own life in January of 2016 after being cyberbullied.

“By partnering with the David's Legacy Foundation to eradicate bullying, Sealy Junior High proudly distributed #DAVIDSLAW stickers to all students who pledged to never use their phone as a weapon,” Thompson said in a statement.  “We encourage our students to share this message with everyone by modeling positive behavior and exhibiting true Tiger pride.”

More information on Unity Day is available at www.PACER.org and David’s Legacy Foundation at www.davidslegacy.com.

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