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Walk of Light shines on bullying

The shuffle of feet could be heard in the gymnasium on the evening of October 17; the feet of people who planned to “stomp out” bullying in honor of Red Ribbon Week.

Sylvania community members of all ages gathered for the 12th annual Walk of Light at 7 p.m. The event was planned by the Sylvania Community Action Team, or SCAT. SCAT is a program specifically designed to eliminate bullying and drug use within Sylvania. The advisors of SCAT provide a safe and fun environment for Sylvania students, according to senior Roberta Sefing.

SCAT’s Walk of Light was held to kick off Red Ribbon Week, the largest drug prevention campaign in the country; according to

The students planned to walk around the NV stadium with their parents and role models, but due to poor weather, the group stayed in the gymnasium to celebrate their choice to live a healthy, drug-free lifestyle. Students were encouraged to take a pledge to continue to live drug and alcohol free and to be respectful of those around them.

Multiple leaders in the Sylvania community attended the event, including Mayor Craig Stough and Judge M. Scott Ramey.

“The theme this year is ‘Stomp out Bullying’ because it’s a huge issue in schools, especially high school,” Sefing said.

Student SCAT members from multiple junior high and high schools performed various skits relating to this year’s theme.

“High school students and some junior high kids all get together to plan the event,” Sefing said. “We spend a lot of hours planning and practicing to get everyone ready for Red Ribbon Week.”

Elementary schools also celebrate Red Ribbon Week and were invited to attend the walk. In order to show their intolerance for bullying, Highland Elementary has a spirit week to get the students involved.

“We got to wear fancy shoes or boots to school on Wednesday to go with the theme of stomping out bullying,” Highland fourth grader Sydney Vandenbroek said.

Claire Goecke, Staff Writer

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