Students hold Day of Remembrance

Banner and desksSchuylerville High School students held a Day of Remembrance on Friday, April 20 to mark the 19th anniversary of the Columbine shooting. The student-planned event featured several activities to remember the victims, including a call to classmates and staff to wear blue, one of Columbine High School’s school colors. Student organizers began the day by displaying 13 desks in the main hallway, to represent the lives lost in the Columbine tragedy. Each victim’s name was displayed on one of the desks. Students also had a banner available for classmates to sign, which they later displayed above the desks. Throughout the week, student organizers collected donations during lunch periods to be sent to the Columbine Memorial Fund. They also held five separate moments of silence throughout the day on Friday to remember the victims of the shootings at Virginia Tech, Sandy Hook Elementary School, Columbia High School, Columbine High School and Stoneman Douglas High School. Students concluded their Day of Remembrance with a tenth period assembly. More than 40 high school and middle school students attended the assembly, which featured student speakers and a slideshow memorializing the victims. Students read a profile of each victim and encouraged their fellow classmates to start a chain reaction of kindness, as part of Rachel’s Challenge.