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Mayor, students helping to stop bullying

Friday, March 17, 2006

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Mayor Tom Arthur reads Executive Order 3-2006 to members of the Northview High School Student Council Friday, proclaiming the week of March 19-25 Bullying and Harassment Awareness Week in Brazil.

Student Council Secretary Ahnya Alstott said the event is part of a push among student council organizations across the state to illuminate the problem of bullying in Indiana high schools.

Alstott thanked Northview Principal Jim Church and Assistant Principal Lynn Romas, who told her he spends about 60 percent of his average workday dealing with some kind of student conflict, for their help in planning the event.

"They've both done so much to facilitate the week," she said.

As part of the initiative, student council members will hang ribbons on lockers at the school in a particular sequence: Three purple ribbons, one orange, representing the one of every four students who encounters bullying in school.

The City of Brazil will hang similar ribbons on the light posts lining National Avenue, Arthur said.



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