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Speaking out against bullying

February 27, 2014

Wapakoneta Middle School Guidance Counselor Kristi Fisher tells the fifth-grade class about a time when she was the victim of bullying. The speech was part of a bullying assembly which took place in the WMS auditorium on Wednesday. (Staff photos/John Bush)

Wapakoneta Middle School held an assembly for its students Wednesday to discuss the effect that bullying can have and how they can combat the problem by speaking up, and by performing acts of kindness for others.

The assembly was broken up into three sessions, one for each of the fifth, sixth and seventh grade classes.

“We thought we needed to do something that would be impactful to the students,” WMS Guidance Counselor Kristi Fisher said. “It’s a topic we deal with every year, especially around this time. Students come back from Christmas break and the kids butt heads because they can’t get outside and there’s no more Christmas or New Year’s to look forward to. We just thought it would be a good time to do this.”

Fisher said they do other things throughout the year to address the bullying issue, such as going into classrooms once a month to do individual presentations on bullying.

For the full story, see the Thursday, Feb. 27 edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.

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