Olmsted High School students came together on 3/14/18 with millions of students
across the country in a movement to end school violence and the tragic killing
of their fellow students and school staff.
10:00 a.m. students quietly walked outside and ringed the oval in front of the
High School. Student leaders read a short reflection on each of the 17 students
and staff lost in the Parkland Florida shooting.
After the reflection, students and staff stood together in 5
minutes of silence that spoke volumes.
The students (many dressed in orange which is the color of the student movement) were reflective, thoughtful, and deeply respectful.
They will work together for 17 acts of kindness over the next 17
A black and red balloon bouquet – the colors of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School – soared at the end of the 17-minute ceremony with 17 balloons.
Students are making their voices heard by contacting their elected
representatives about the continued senseless loss of young lives.
A short video of the photo highlights is attached. The Westlife Newspaper school page for 3/21/2018 is also attached.