Friday, September 14, 2007

Big Smooches

You know, we hear so much about the crappy things our youth are getting into today, and not nearly enough about the good things.

Sh*tty behavior sells papers. But we knew that.

So while yes, there is some nasty stuff in this story, there's also some fabulous good.

I want to extend cookies galore to a couple of high school students at Central Kings Rural High School in Cambridge, Nova Scotia.

Recently, on the first day of school, a new 9th grade student was attacked by a group of older students, who mocked him for wearing a pink shirt, called him a homosexual (yeah, they probably called him something worse, but I'm going with the news story) and threatened to beat him up.

Seniors Travis Price and David Shepherd decided to take action.

"It’s my last year. I’ve stood around too long and I wanted to do something," said David.

The two bought 75 pink tank tops, pink material for head and wristbands, and contacted every student they could on the internet. They saved a shirt especially for the new student who had been bullied.

They figure that at least half of the student body of 830 came to school wearing pink, much to the detriment of the bullies.

Way to go, guys!

25 comments:

Chris H said...

That was EXCELLENT, good on them!

Ingrid said...

That was genius. And with no violence involved. Kudos to them.

Samantha said...

What an excellent idea! I would have loved to have been there to see it!

Valerie Marie said...

Brilliant! I really hope to see and read more of such "good" news. Thank you for sharing! Have a nice week end

Rootietoot said...

That made me say OH! YAY! See, there is good in the world!

I'm putting this up on my blog....

Beth said...

There are so many good things being accomplished by the youth of today - but you're right, it's generally the "bad" that makes the headlines.
Kudos to those boys for their maturity and action.

Brenda said...

Now that's news that deserves to be on the Front pages of newspapers and magazines everywhere! Nothing is more painful and damaging to a kid than other kids who bully them. Way to step up and put the bullies in their places!

ally said...

i think it's awesome on what these two guys did. i remember bullies (not on me thankfully) and the fear they incited in the school body. now if we can pass this courage to other schools...

Ashley's Mom said...

Great minds think alike! I was going to blog about that story today but you beat me to it.

I love reading about the good things kids do!

Ann(ie) said...

GOOD FOR THEM!!! That truly truly warms my heart. Screw those bullies!

Litzi said...

Hi Attila,
Unfortunately it’s most often the “bad” or bizarre stories that we read and hear about these days. Twelve years ago a friend of mine’s 15 year old son committed suicide because he could no longer handle the taunting from his classmates brought on by his sexual proclivities. The teachers and school administrators turned a deaf ear to the torment this young man was forced to endure on a day to day basis, and despite having a loving and accepting home environment, his shame became intolerable and he opted out by jumping off the Golden Gate Bridge. It’s too bad these students at Central Kings Rural High School in Cambridge, Nova Scotia weren’t around for him.

Eileen said...

I LOVE this story. Thank you for telling me about it. This is the nicest thing I have heard about in a long, long time. There is hope, there really is. And your right, the press rarely tells us about the good stuff.

Angela said...

Now that is great. That story made me have a little faith in the next generation

Kippa said...

BRILLIANT!

Mr. Fabulous said...

Very cool! Stories like this give me hope.

Mamma said...

Oh I hope their parents are proud. What wonderful kids.

Stinkypaw said...

Good for them! If more of us would do little things like that, I'm pretty sure the world would be a better place!

Heather said...

i LOVE reading feel good stuff like this :] thanks for sharing, ATM!

:]

mia said...

A strong yet peaceful solution. I love it.

phlegmfatale said...

Rock on! That's the feel-good story of the week. Looks like they took a page from Ghandi's book. Well done!

Big Pissy said...

That is SO awesome!!!!

Queen of the Mayhem said...

I love this post! I push my students to take a stand as often as I can....love to hear about some that truly are doing it!

Dorky Dad said...

Wow. Those bullies would have HATED the 80s. Lots of guys wore pink. Even I did.

Annie Drogynous said...

Kudos to them!! I bet parents, teachers and peers alike were proud of them!

Maureen said...

Wow! Now THAT'S a great story. Thanks for sharing.