Beulah public schools held a t-shirt tie dye event on Monday for International Bully Prevention Day.
High school principal Kevin Hoherz organized the event. All of the supplies were donated by the Beulah community.
Beulah public schools have student led weekly meetings to help lower bullying statistics. Principal Hoherz wants to use the program to do more to help students.
“We’re going to use it for youth drinking, suicide, anything that youth pertain to that have problems,” says Hoherz.
Although Hoherz says bullying isn’t a big issue at his school, national statistics show that 1 in 4 children in the United States are bullied on a regular basis. This is why Hoherz wants his students to enjoy events like t-shirt tie dying.
“We’ve had students report some things that maybe we should be aware of that’s happening. They’re starting to be more aware of what the right thing to do is,” says Hoherz about the schools’ anti-bullying programs.
Students at Beulah High School were happy to share their thoughts on bullying.
“I just think its very sad because, personally I’ve had it happen to me. I think that no one deserves that,” said Abrielle Shawntz, senior.
“I would say to treat others the way you’d like to be treated. Try putting yourself in their shoes,” says Levi Weigum, 7th grader.
“Just don’t do it,” said Connor Bosch, 7th grader.
The public schools hope to continue in recognizing International Bully Prevention Day in such a fun way in the years to come.