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Reagan students teach tejeda kids the negatives of bullying

Reagan's anti-bully march

The Reagan students who participated in the program take a group photo.

“Bullying is something that nobody should have to go through. Every person is beautiful in their own way and matter to so many people. Every person should know that they are loved”. This message from Darby, a senior at Reagan High School, was a prominent message shared to students at Tejeda Middle School.

The Reagan Student Council recently reached out to students at Tejeda asking to visit the campus and discuss the topic of bullying. Tejeda students and faculty welcomed the group and learned a great deal from them. Along with their sponsor, Sean Bloomer, more than 30 Student Council representatives presented information on topics such as verbal bullying, cyberbullying, isolation, and relationship/friendship bullying.

“Bullying is a major worldwide problem that the Reagan Student Council is very excited to talk about to young students," said Tori, eleventh grader at Reagan. "We have all experienced a form of bullying and I love to help others overcome their problems."

The presentation was truly unique as each segment was created by students and included personal stories. “These presentations are a true blessing because I also learn from them," stated Alexy, tenth grader. "Now I know words hurt and one must be careful with what you say."

The presentation was also interactive including skits, videos, including a question and answer segment. During their time at Tejeda, the high school students gave advice to help younger students in situations of bullying and also reminded them that it wasn’t too late to change bullying behaviors.

“If we get one person to stop bullying or one person to use one of the solutions that we’ve said, we are fulfilling our goal,” said Molly, eleventh grade student.

The middle school students listened intently on the information shared and also asked questions relative to their own lives. “The presentation taught me that there are different kinds of bullying and they can affect people in different ways," said a sixth grade Tejeda student in reaction to the assembly. "Bullying is not right in any shape or form." A fellow eighth grade student was positively affected by the skits. “The skit opened my eyes on how bullying can affect one’s life," he said. "It gave me new ways to stand up and end bullying."

Tejeda Timberwolves extended its appreciation to the Reagan Student Council for their efforts to end bullying. The campus was grateful that they were able to witness student leaders helping others and making an impact beyond their own campus.

Posted on March 27, 2014