By Sanjana S.
Unity Day is the signature event of National Bullying Prevention Month and has become a nationwide celebration of inclusion and acceptance. Individuals, schools, communities, and businesses participate in Unity Day around the country by wearing or displaying the color orange to show support for students who have been bullied. This past Unity Day was on Wednesday, October 24 and the students of Carle Place Middle and High School took part by wearing orange t-shirts that said “Kindness, Acceptance and Inclusion” to support kids that have been and still are being bullied. The event was run by the Guidance department who provides support and resources for students facing bullying in school and online. The members of the middle school Builders Club partnered up with the members of the high school Diversity Club to make and distribute orange ribbons to all students and staff to wear on Unity Day. The members also made a Unity Day pledge that students and staff signed agreeing to stand up to bullying and help those who are being bullied. Carle Place Middle/High School does not tolerate bullying, and thankfully there are many kind and accepting students and staff at our school. Unity day was a huge success and the halls were a sea of orange!