On Wednesday, March 14th, many Auburndale High School students participated in the National Walk Out Day. This event was student-led and student-centered. The administrative staff of Auburndale High School worked closely with student organizers to make sure that it was carried out in a safe, orderly, controlled, and meaningful manner.
Under the guidance and supervision of the administrative staff, students demonstrated by gathering on the football field. A student organizer shared a moving message with the crowd that called on students to remember the victims, demand changes to better protect our schools, treat each other with respect and kindness, be responsible users of social media, and to get involved in the legislative process by registering to vote. The event lasted 17 minutes in honor of the 17 victims of the tragedy at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.
This event was a great learning opportunity for all of our students; whether they participated in the demonstration or they decided to stay in class, our students learned about compassion, civility and respect for the opinions of others, how to motivate one another to become involved in the democratic process, and about having respect and dignity during a peaceful demonstration These are all principles that are at the core of the founding ideals of our country and what it means to be an American. Auburndale High School is proud of all of our students and we are thankful for the opportunity to pass on these important lessons to the next generation.
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