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Bessemer students prepare for day of unity


October 22, 2019

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Jewel Jett, left, and McKenzie Switzer sit at a table Monday holding items they helped make for Unity Day. The peer-to-peer students in Jamie Stiffarm's class are asking other students and the community to join in solidarity by wearing orange on Wednesday to show support for this world-wide anti-bullying campaign.


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BESSEMER - Wednesday, Oct. 23, is Unity Day. Students at Bessemer Area Schools are recognizing the day by wearing orange in support for anti-bullying. According to Pacer's National Bullying Prevention Center, "orange provides a powerful, visually compelling expression of solidarity."

Jamie Stiffarm, special needs teacher and peer to peer teacher, said it's about being sensitive and mindful of others and how they learn. Some (students) are much more accepted than others, she said. "So we take this opportunity to work with others on kindness and acce...

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