Lincoln-Way East Students Take a Stand against Bullying
Tuesday, October 13, 2015

In honor of national bullying prevention month, Lincoln-Way East students in the schools Be the Change club launched a project aimed at bullying awareness and prevention and creating a positive school environment.

As a representation that every Lincoln-Way East student is linked together, students created a paper chain out of blue construction paper.

During their lunch hours, Be the Change student leaders encouraged their classmates to sign their name on one side of a link and write a positive word on the other side.

The chain really represents a spark in East students to take a stand against bullying, said junior Megan Hussey.

The Be the Change club meets every two weeks and consists of nearly 100 students. To join, students must be nominated by their teachers or faculty members.

In my personal experience, I know that bullying happens but it often goes unnoticed, said senior Kate Wardenburg. Part of fixing that is making students aware that what they say has an impact.

Lincoln-Way East students also wore blue last week in honor of anti-bullying. Last year, Be the Change students wrote positive notes to every student in the school.