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Bessemer students prepare for day of unity

By KIM E. STROM

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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...