A group of 7th- and 8th-graders from Moreno Middle School recently organized an anti-bullying rally that made its way through five campuses in Beeville, including FMC, R.A. Hall, Thomas Jefferson Intermediate, Moreno Middle School, and St. Mary’s Academy.
The group is part of an organization called Beeville Youth in Action, a mentoring/leadership program that works with students at Moreno. These students were presented with the task of coming up with a community service project. After listening to an anti-bullying presentation from the Bee County Sheriff’s Department, they decided they wanted to organize a rally that they could present to their peers.
With the help of the sheriff’s department, Angel Care Ambulance and several community businesses, they successfully organized a district-wide rally. They held a poster contest at each campus and gave away prizes to the top three winners, brought Buckles the anti-bullying bear to assist, and the sheriff’s department put together the presentation.
All students that attended the rally were asked to sign an anti-bullying contract. Those who signed the contract were given a T-shirt that they wore to the rally. They have also scheduled rallies to take place at Hampton-Moreno-Dugat and A.C. Jones High School later in the spring.